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 #1390681 (stock #a1668)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,495.00
A fine portrait miniature of a handsome gentleman painted on natural wafer by Henry Inman. The sitter is wearing a black jacket and stock, and a white waistcoat, shirt, and collar. Displayed in a cast foliate case with the reverse having a glazed aperture with a cast foliate surround and containing a lock of hair.

The painting is in excellent condition with no issues to note. The case is also in fine fettle, although the reverse could use a bit of cleaning. At some point mounts for a broo...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1390587 (stock #a1675)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,950.00
A rare miniature portrait by Leopold Unger, painted with watercolors on organic wafer. The sitter, a very attractive blue-eyed young woman with brown hair done in sausage curls, has a wistful or slightly sad expression on her face and in her eyes. She is in a black dress with black lace edging at the bodice, and is sitting in a brownish-red chair, holding a red book, and with a multicolored scarf draped over her arm.

The miniature is signed "P. Unger. px. 1839" along the lower left. The bac...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1390568 (stock #a1682)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$3,275.00
A historically important Christian Friedrich Zincke portrait miniature of Edward Walpole. The painting, done in enamel on copper, depicts Walpole in a powdered wig, and wearing a blue velvet jacket with a white shirt and lace jabot. As to be expected from Zincke, the painting is superbly done. It also displays some of the classic hallmarks of Zincke's works - the lips being painted different colors, the eyes rimmed with black daubs to represent eyelashes, and the sitter in a blue or brown velvet...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1390515 (stock #za498)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$3,150.00
A superb portrait miniature, painted by Nathaniel Rogers in watercolor on natural material. A note inside the case identifies the sitter as Charles B. Meek. Research has found that he lived in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY. Mr. Meek, a very handsome young gentleman, is posed sitting on a red chair, wearing a black jacket, with white waistcoat, shirt, and stock. The fine skill of Rogers is evident in the detailed luminosity of the face, the shadowing in the clothing, and the overall visual impact of t...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1390133 (stock #a1683)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,950.00
A wonderfully painted miniature portrait of a handsome young man. He is attired in a white shirt, stock, and vest, with a royal blue jacket adorned with gold buttons. The painting is so carefully done that even the embossed design on the buttons was rendered.

The gold case is also a work of art in its own right, with the front having a carefully selected row of pearls surrounding the painting, and the reverse having a wide border of woven hair between the case edge and an interior gold oval.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1390035 (stock #za489)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$950.00
A wonderfully done naïve portrait of an older woman identified on the reverse as Almira Coolidge of Boston. The 3/4 length depiction shows the sitter holding a handkerchief and wearing a lace trimmed white bonnet, white lace fichu, and a red scarf over a black puff-sleeve dress with gold buttons. The background is nicely done in a striated and shaded blue-gray. Presented in a gilt metal frame.

This painting was part of the important and well-known Gregory collection offered at Sotheby's on 1/...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1389872 (stock #a1680)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,450.00
A finely painted watercolor portrait of a good looking gentleman wearing a black jacket and a white shirt, stock and collar. The talented artist specifically painted the entire piece in shades of white, black, and gray. Note the way he used white highlighting on the left collar and shoulder of the sitter to give a sense of depth to the piece.

The back of this work deserves special mention as it is composed of a backing of metal guilloche. (Guilloche is a decorative technique in which a very pr...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1389736 (stock #a1678)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,750.00
A charming miniature portrait, on natural wafer, of an attractive young woman decked out in the latest hairdo and height of fashion (well, for the time when the portrait was done). An excellent example of naïve portraiture.

The painting is in wonderful condition, with no issues. The period gilt wood frame has some expected and fairly unobtrusive wear but in person looks much better than it appears in the photo. Sight size of the painting is 3" by 2 1/2", with a framed size of 4 5/8" by 4 1/8...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1389478 (stock #a1681)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,750.00
A superb enamel on copper miniature portrait by Jean Andre Rouquet. The sitter, wearing a powdered wig and a blue velvet jacket and waistcoat, displays a fine English gravitas.

The miniature is presented under glass in a high karat (15K or higher) gold case, the reverse of which is engraved with a half flowerhead above what appears to be the initials BEE. Below this is an engraved bee.

The condition of the miniature is excellent, with bright colors, no paint loss or cracks, and no restorat...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1389199 (stock #zp930)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$975.00
A beautiful pineapple molded Bristol porcelain coffee cup, decorated with polychrome sprigs of flowers, the interior with an iron-red double border.

The condition of the cup is factory fresh, with absolutely no problems of any type. The height is 2 5/8", with a diameter of 2 1/2".

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1389116 (stock #za538)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,275.00
A charming watercolor on paper painting depicting a young woman holding a note or book in her lap while her pet dog begs for attention. The dress, feathered hat, and hairdo, as well as the construction style of the house show this to be a woman of means, as well as placing this work in the 1800-1803 time period. This is likely a schoolgirl painting, done in freestyle rather than the more common stenciling. Presented in a period giltwood frame.

There are no folds or creases in this example. The...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1389053 (stock #a1679)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$995.00
A fine and charming portrait miniature with an unusual and exceptional reverse. The sitter is a sweet woman painted in an ethereal manner. She is wearing pearl earrings and a cream gown with a pair of roses at the low point of the neckline. There is a lace fichu with a double blue line at the border. The background is done in a grayish green color.

The case is of gilt floral form, with the reverse being testudines with a large inset area of sterling silver, the initials "GU" engraved in the ce...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1800 item #1387181 (stock #zp135)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$385.00
A beautiful English creamware plate decorated with violet swags with green trim along the rim of the plate and the edges of the swags. Aside from being of unusual structure, the violet color is rare, and the presence of a second color extremely rare.

This type ware is often mistakenly referred to as Leeds and featheredge. In reality, many factories other than Leeds made items of this nature, and the type edge here is more properly called a molded edge.

The condition of the plate is excell...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1387112 (stock #a1673)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,225.00
A finely painted miniature portrait of a handsome dark-haired young gentleman in a blue jacket, and a white waistcoat and stock. Presented in a rolled gold case with a glazed reverse. Though unsigned, there is a taped pencil inscription with artist's name en verso.

The condition is excellent with no issues to speak of. The overall size is 2 3/8" by 2 1/8".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Louis-Marie Autissier (1772–1830), was born in Brittany, France. He joined the French Revolutionary army in 1791, le...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1387060 (stock #zm164)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$995.00
A charming hooked rug depicting a woman holding a flower and sitting in a chair beside a large kettle over an open fire. The wall behind her shows a painting and a window through which can be seen a church. Rugs of this size and this period showing an interior scene are quite uncommon.

The 21" by 17" rug is mounted in a museum approved manner on acid free board. The condition is excellent, with no issues.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1386658 (stock #a1669)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A finely rendered miniature portrait of a boy, done in watercolor on natural wafer. The sitter is wearing a black jacket, vest, and bowtie, with a white shirt with a gold stud.

The condition of the painting is excellent, with no issues. The cast foliate case is also in fine condition, engraved on the reverse with the initials "T.W." and a cutting of hair in the glazed aperture.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: William Harrison Scarborough (1812-1871) was born in Tennessee to parents whose family origins ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1386587 (stock #zp653)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$155.00
An attractive 18th century English porcelain teabowl and saucer, made by one of the Liverpool factories. Excellent condition with no problems. The saucer is 4 3/4" in diameter, with the bowl being 3" in diameter and 1 3/4" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1800 item #1386315 (stock #s236)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$995.00
A besutiful and exceptional old Sheffield standish, the tray ornately wrought with scallop shell and foliage motifs, raised on 4 curving feet with similar work. Within the tray are the following separate components: two silver square ink bottle holders, two heavy cut glass ink bottles; two silver ink bottle lids, a round silver chamberstick holder, a silver chamberstick wrought with groove and scallop designs, a silver bobeche for the chamberstick, and a silver snuffer.

The construction of ...