01-14-2012 01-14-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2579B Boston
January 14, 2012 10:00 AMCalender
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English Miniature on Ivory

$521$425
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2579B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 14, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

English Miniature on Ivory, late 18th century, oval format, painted en grisaille with a mourning scene of a couple in a landscape, beside a mother-of-pearl urn on pedestal accented with thin gold bands and minute seed pearls, the scene set under glass in a red leathered case, sight lg. 2 5/8, case lg. 3 1/2 in.
Estimate $300-500

Loss to seed pearls. Circular void in paint beneath woman's feet. No longer centered within case. Leather case with age typical wear.