03-04-2012 03-04-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2585B Boston
March 4, 2012 11:00 AMCalender
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American School, Early 19th Century Five Family Portrait Miniatures, c. 1810.

$1,778$1,500
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2585B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 04, 2012 11:00AM

Description:

American School, Early 19th Century

Five Family Portrait Miniatures, c. 1810. Unsigned, one portrait is inscribed on the backing paper "Rob't Blunt 9 years." Watercolor on ivory, depicting a woman, her three daughters, and her son, 2 1/4 x 2 in., in black lacquer composition frames with gilt-brass liners. Condition: Good, two with background color variation.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

The background paint on two of the girls may have been affected by moisture, or repainted, one has a paint void at u.r., one girl's background paint is a little lighter in color around the edges.

Keywords

American School, background paint, paint void, The background paint