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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1396183 (stock #a1691)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$175.00
A nicely painted portrait miniature, done in watercolor on natural material. The sitter is an attractive woman with a ribbon head band and a white gown, set against a background of grayish blues. The wooden frame is later, and backed with a print of an English clergyman.

The condition of the painting and the frame is excellent, with some minor expected wear to the frame. Sight size of the mini is 2 5/8" by 2 1/8", and the frame size is 4 1/4" by 3 5/8".

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 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 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 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 : 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 : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1386148 (stock #a1674)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A charming portrait miniature, done in watercolors on natural wafer, of a young woman in a low-cut blue dress with sleeves decorated with pearl buttons, and a sheer white fichu fastened with a black pin. Her black hair is covered by an elaborate white lace bonnet and she is wearing large gold earrings and a gold chain tucked into her sash. Presented in an ebonized frame.

The miniature is signed "R.C. Woolnough" and dated July 1816 on the backing paper. This is very interesting as there is ext...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1385673 (stock #na139)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$3,450.00
A truly spectacular portrait miniature executed in watercolor on natural wafer. This is, by quite a few years, one of the earliest known pieces by Samuel Cotes. The painting is signed "SC" and dated "1756" at the center left. The sitter, clearly a nobleman, is seated in a chair as he plays a mandolin. It appears, from his expression and eyes, that the music is transporting him to some remembered or imagined place.

The condition of the painting is excellent. with no chips, cracks, paint loss or...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1384531 (stock #a1667)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,495.00
A well painted miniature portrait done by Charles Robertson. The subject is a bewigged blue-eyed gentleman of striking visage, posed in a blue and gold jacket. The miniature is presented in a silver case with silver scrollwork. The reverse of the case has the impressed mark "L.V".

The condition of the painting and the case is excellent. Sight size is 1 1/2" by 1 1/4", with an overall case size of 2 1/4" by 1 1/2".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Charles Robertson (c1760-1821)was born in Dublin and ...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1383288 (stock #a501)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$495.00
A miniature painting of a lovely young woman attired in a double strand coral necklace and a blue gown with puffy sleeves and a pink flower at the waist sash. Excellent condition with no issues, and in a period black wood frame. Sight size is 3 1/2" by 2 7/8", and the framed size is 5 5/8" by 4 1/2".

NOTE: I have shown two full length photos as the background color varies somewhat depending on whether the painting is seen in natural, fluorescent, or incandescent lighting.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1382988 (stock #a1666)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,325.00
A finely painted portrait miniature of a young girl, presented in its original gilded case, the reverse with woven plaits of hair under glass. The sitter, who has a slight smile playing on her lips, has blue eyes and brownish-blonde hair, and is simply dressed in a white top.

The painting and the case are both in excellent condition with no issues at all. The case size is 1 5/8" by 1 3/8".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1382783 (stock #a1663)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$925.00
A fine miniature portrait of a pretty young child, done in watercolors on organic material by William Egley. The case has hallmarks for 9K London gold and a maker's mark for G.S. Both the case and the painting are in excellent condition with no problems. The size is 1 5/16" by 1 1/16".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: William Egley (1798–1870), was born in Doncaster, England, and moved shortly after to Nottingham. Originally working in a publishing house and bookshop, he had developed an interest in pai...

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 : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1380839 (stock #a1333)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
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 : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1374263 (stock #a1642)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A miniature painting displaying the work of Walter Stephens Lethbridge at its finest. The sitter, according to family records of the former owners, is H.B. Lott, a Member of Parliament from Honiton, Devon. Lott, a handsome blue-eyed curly-haired gentleman, is posed against a clouded blue background, and is wearing a bluish gray jacket with gold buttons, a gold weskit, and a white ruffled shirt with a white stock.

The reverse of the gold case deserves special mention, having a tailed circlet of...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1372917 (stock #a1647)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,175.00
A fine painting of a youth, signed and dated "P. Jean 1789" on the right side. The sitter is dressed in a red jacket with a white ruff. The reverse of the gold case has interwoven plaits of hair under glass.

There are no condition issues with the painting or the case. The discoloration along the top of the painting is light reflection. The size is 2" by 1 1/2".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Philippe Jean (1755-1802)was born in Saint Ouen, Jersey, the son of Nicholas Jean and Marie Grandin. He was at fi...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1372809 (stock #a1649)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,250.00
A charming portrait, by Thomas Hargreaves, of a young boy dressed in the height of the fashion of the times, sporting a lace ruff, a dark blue jacket with three columns of gold buttons, and a wide silk sash. Housed in a round gold frame with cobalt blue glass on the reverse.

Condition of the painting and the case is excellent, with a diameter of 2 3/8". BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Thomas Hargreaves (1775–1846), born in Liverpool began painting miniatures at an early age, and on the advice of Sir Thom...