Leslie Antiques: English Georgian Glass, Porcelain, Miniature Painting Leslie Antiques Ltd.
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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1382239 (stock #a1664)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$885.00
A fine portrait miniature painted by William Lewis. The sitter is an attractive gentleman in a black coat, white vest, stock, and shirt, the latter highlighted with a stick pin containing three rubies. It should be noted that the technique and facial structure of this painting is at a higher level than Lewis' works display (see Note 2 below).

Excellent condition with no issues. Sight size is 2 3/8" by 1 7/8", and the later frame is 2 5/8" by 2 1/4".

BIOPGRAPHICAL NOTES: 1. William Lew...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1382178 (stock #zu106)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$385.00
A very fine example of an rare tinque, being of yellow color and cylindrical form. No condition issues. In spite of the appearance in the main photo, the edges of the gold foil are sharp and not blurred. The last photo shows this. This fine example has a diameter of 1/4" and a length of 3/8".

NOTES: 1. Tingues are constructed with a layer of clear colorless glass with a very thin colored glass (typically red) sheet overlay on top. This piece is cemented to a glass base with a thin sheet of ...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1382152 (stock #a1661)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$850.00
Signed J.J. and dated 1772 on the lower right, this watercolor on wafer shows an obviously well-off woman attired in the latest finery, and with an elaborate hairdo with a lace cap.

Excellent condition, with no flaws to speak of, and measuring 1 1/2" by 1 1/4". Housed, with a cover glass, in a velvet lined leather travel case measuring 2 1/2" by 2 1/4" when closed.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: James Jennings of London (active 1763 - 1793) exhibited at the Society of Artists from 1763 to 1783, and was ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1382097 (stock #zp721)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,450.00
A beautiful Longton Hall bowl, decorated with polychrome flowers, most likely done by the Trembly Rose painter. Very fine condition with fresh colors, no cracks, paint loss, or restoration. There is a tiny 2mm in-the-making glazed over chip on the foot rim, showing at 4:30 in the last photo. The diameter is 4 3/8" and the height is 2".
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1381913 (stock #zu109)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$250.00
A round facetted example of what can best be described as flying saucer shape, as seen from the side. Uncommon transparent red base. No condition issues. In spite of the appearance in the main photo, the edges of the gold foil are sharp and not blurred. The last photo shows this. This fine example has a diameter of 1/2" and a thickness of 1/4".

NOTES: 1. Tingues are constructed with a layer of clear colorless glass with a very thin colored glass (typically red) sheet overlay on top. This p...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1381890 (stock #zu168)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$225.00
A round facetted example of what can best be described as flying saucer shape, as seen from the side. No condition issues, and with a diameter of 3/8" and a thickness of 5/16".

NOTES: 1. Tingues are constructed with a layer of clear colorless glass with a very thin colored glass (typically red) sheet overlay on top. This piece is cemented to a glass base with a thin sheet of reflective gold foil or leaf between them. The button is faceted to improve reflection.

2. Tinques are nam...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1381097 (stock #a1651)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,675.00
A beautifully rendered portrait done in watercolor on organic material. The sitter is Jeanne Marie Schrillier (?), an attractive woman attired in a greenish dress, with a lace cap with a green ribbon, the lace tied in a neat bow at her throat. However, there is so much more depicted in this work of art: the multi-colored draping on the chair she is sitting on, the glass vase of flowers atop a work table that also has her knitting bag, the item she is knitting, all backed with the painted paneled...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1381074 (stock #zu142)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$325.00
A fine example of polychrome painting on enamel with cut steels, depicting a woman on a berry picking outing. The front of her dress is picked out with gold flecks, which do not photograph well. This button belongs to the genre which arose due to the interests of the increasingly wealthy French middle class in the places and ways people enjoyed their leisure. Note the buildings in the background, indicating that the activity is taking place outside the bustle of the city.

No condition problem...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1380900 (stock #zu149)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$325.00
A fine example of French polychrome painting on enamel with cut steels, depicting the cherubic infant Cupid holding a bird. During the Victorian era images of Cupid or cherubs were widespread, symbolizing the romantic and sentimental interests of the time. No condition problems, and the cut steels are brighter in person than the photo shows. 1 1/16" diameter.

PLEASE NOTE: We collected buttons for many years, but have decided to sell our collection. The buttons shown on our site represent but ...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1380897 (stock #zu207)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$225.00
A fine example of polychrome painting on enamel with cut steels, depicting a couple fishing. This genre arose due to the interests of the increasingly wealthy French middle class in the places and ways people enjoyed their leisure. No condition problems, and the cut steels are brighter in person than the photo shows. 1 3/8" diameter.

PLEASE NOTE: We collected buttons for many years, but have decided to sell our collection. The buttons shown on our site represent but a small sample on what we ...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1380839 (stock #a1333)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$995.00
A fine miniature painting of a handsome young man attired in a dark blue jacket with black velvet lapels, a white stock and gray vest. Signed lower right "J.T." for John Turmeau. The miniature is in a gilt metal case, the elaborate reverse of which has a lock of hair with a faux pearl circlet and a cobalt glass shield, the whole displayed on a worked foil background, all under glass.

The condition of the miniature is quite good, with some craquelure showing on the jacket. The case has a raised...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1380250 (stock #a1643)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$450.00
A nicely painted portrait of a woman in white, including her lace edged gown, lace edged scarf, and turban. The artist clearly used a monochromatic palette to convey a sense of simplicity and serenity in the sitter, identified on the reverse as a Mrs. Hobbs, or Hobby.

Painted with watercolors on organic wafer, the miniature is housed iin a later case which is gold over silver (vermeil), and has hallmarks indicating it is sterling silver made in London with the maker's mark of JHP. Fine condi...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1800 item #1380234 (stock #zu171)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,550.00
A beautifully limned still life of flowers on a table. Done in oil on copper, with a silvered back. Excellent condition with no issues. Quite large, with a diameter of 1 1/2".

PLEASE NOTE: We collected buttons for many years, but have decided to sell our collection. The buttons shown on our site represent but a small sample on what we have, so please do not hesitate to ask if you are looking for a particular type.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1379587 (stock #g1431)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$795.00
An extremely large, beautiful, and fine English wine glass, elegant in its simplicity. The bucket bowl sits above a stem of the double series opaque twist type, which has a pair of spiral threads outside of a central gauze.

Conical foot with a rough pontil. Good color and tool marks, with no condition issues. The height is 7 5/8", with a bowl diameter of 3" and a foot diameter of 3 3/8". Glasses of this size are quite uncommon in this period.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1800 item #1378668 (stock #zu165)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,550.00
Hand painted on natural organic wafer, this button depicts a cherub beside a flame topped memorial column, with greenery along the border. Photos under different lighting are shown, with the second photo probably being the most accurate in natural light.

No condition issues, and a diameter of 1 3/8".

Absolutely charming, and a rare piece.

PLEASE NOTE: We collected buttons for many years, but have decided to sell our collection. The buttons shown on our site represent but a small sample o...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1950 item #1378453 (stock #zu167)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$850.00
This beautiful example is of large size at 1 1/4", and features a large clear central paste surrounded by 8 shaped green pastes, the whole encircled by clear pastes. The second photo more accurately shows the color of the green pastes. The back of the button is either silver or a base metal. In excellent condition with no issues.

Any whiteness or flecks in the photo are either light reflections or dust.

Provenance: Private purchase from the Speights Button Collection.

PLEASE NOTE: W...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1800 item #1378391 (stock #zu166)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$950.00
A true tour de force of the use of pastes in buttons. This fine example is of large size at 1 1/4", and features a sprig of flowers in a circlet mounted on cobalt glass. Visible beneath the glass is guillochet worked metal. The back of the button is either silver or a base metal.

In excellent condition with no issues. Any whiteness or flecks in the photo are either light reflection or dust.

Provenance: Private purchase from the Speights Button Collection.

PLEASE NOTE: We collected buttons...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1378297 (stock #za569)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$450.00
A nicely painted miniature portrait, on natural wafer, of a fashionably attired gentleman. The sitter is wearing a white shirt and stock, a black coat with velvet lapels, and a gray vest with black polka dots. Presented in a period, and possibly original, ebonized frame.

No cracks, chips, restoration or other condition issues. Sight size is 2 1/2" by 1 3/4", and the frame size is 4 3/8" by 3 3/8".