07-10-2010 07-10-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2513 Boston
July 10, 2010 10:00 AMCalender
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Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman

$533$450
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2513 Location: Boston Date / Time: July 10, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman, early 20th century, likely painted on ivorine, round format, depicting an elegant late 18th century gentleman in wig and red coat, possibly a young Thomas Jefferson, signed "Charler," in faux tortoiseshell surround inlaid to reverse with small mixed metal flowers, sight dia. 2 1/2, surround dia. 3 1/4 in.
Estimate $400-600

chips to inner edge of glass over image. light rubbing to black paint of background of image. Age wear. light craquelure to faux tortoiseshell.

Keywords

mixed metal flowers, Thomas Jefferson