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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1453532 (stock #a1798)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
Sale Pending
This rare and fine pair of portrait miniatures were painted by John Porter in organic wafers. Each is signed "J.S. Porter 1824 Pinxt". The sitters are a well off husband and wife.

The condition of the miniatures is excellent, with no issues to speak of. Each is under glass, with card backing, gilt metal matting, and gilt foil edging. They are presented in a A.P. Critchlow & Co. case which still retains its original label and is also in excellent condition. Sight size of the paintings is 2...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1453357 (stock #a1791)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,175.00
A signed Hyacinthe Mercier miniature portrait, painted on natural wafer. The beautifully rendered sitter is a pleasant looking woman wearing a lace bonnet with lavender and light blue bows, and a dark blue robe or gown. "Mercier 1824" in script along the right side.

The painting is in excellent condition, with some rough edges which do not show while the piece is in its period bronze frame. Sight size is 2 3/8" by 1 7/8", with a frame size of 2 3/4" by 2 1/4".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Mlle Hy...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1452985 (stock #a1792)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
Sale Pending
A fine portrait miniature, painted on natural wafer, by Julius Rubens Ames. The sitter is a gray-eyed gentleman of serious demeanor, attired in a black coat and vest with a white shirt and tie. Presented in a cast foliate case with a glazed aperture on the reverse. Also housed in a red leather, probably original, travel case.

The condition of the painting is excellent, with no flaws to speak of. The sight size is 2 1/2" by 2".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Julius Rubens Ames was born in Albany, NY ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1837 VR item #1452978 (stock #np118)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$475.00
A wonderful example of a creamware dish made by Sewell and Donkin of Newcastle (St. Anthony's until 1819). The painted central scene shows a dying patient receiving his unction above the motto "T Oliesel" (Last Rites), and is surrounded with a colorful floral border. The reverse of the dish has the partial impressed manufacturer's name.

The condition of this 10" diameter piece is excellent, with good color, no cracks, chips, or restoration. Normal very faint, non-intrusive and expected cra...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1452861 (stock #a1786)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$995.00
A nicely executed miniature portrait painted on organic wafer by Thomas Hull. The sitter is a blue-eyed gent in a blue coat, frilled chemise, and white waistcoat. Presented in a gilt metal frame with a collection label on the reverse.

The condition of the painting and the frame are excellent, with no issues. The dark areas at the edges of the painting are due to light refraction in the photos and do not appear in person. The overall size is 2 3/16" by 1 3/4".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Thom...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1452509 (stock #a1797)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,100.00
An extremely fine miniature portrait by John Henry Brown, done in watercolors on natural material. One of the best examples of his skill, showing an attractive woman, beautifully painted. Adding to the importance of this piece is that Brown used a trompe l'oeil technique in painting what appears to be matting around the portrait. Signed "J Brown Pinxt" lower left along the curved line of the matte. Inside the case was a piece of paper with information about the sitter: "Mary E. Mathias Lancas...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1452096 (stock #zp957)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
Price on Request
A beautiful Chelsea Porcelain Factory coffee cup and saucer in the highly uncommon and sought after spiral molded scolopendrium pattern form. Specifically, the cup has an iron-red undulating rim , and a spiral molded tapering body. The handle is of a notched scroll type with a raised central ridge, clearly influenced by Nicholas Sprimont (the first director of the Chelsea factory) and his prior experience as a silversmith. The body of the cup is fulsomely decorated with a variety of blooming flo...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1452087 (stock #zp947)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
Price on Request
A rare Worcester coffee cup with a slightly flaring rim, a grooved loop handle, and incurving toward the base. Painted in the famille verte palette and displaying chrysanthemums growing from a large triangular rock in a landscape which also features other flowers. This wonderful piece has a panelled green diaper border and a red flower sprig on the inside base.

An identical cup sold as lot 586, Watney II, Bonham's 5/10/2000 for 4500 pounds ($6893) including premium. As far as has been de...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1452012 (stock #a1785)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,950.00
An excellently painted miniature portrait of a gentleman, rendered by Thomas Richmond in watercolor on organic wafer. The sitter, with powdered hair, is attired in a black coat, matching waistcoat, and a frilled white shirt and stock.

Presented in a gilt metal frame, with printed interior scene on the reverse. The condition is excellent, with strong colors and no issues. Any white specks in the photo are dust motes. The overall size is 2 5/8" by 2".

It should be mentioned that Richmond sign...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1451927 (stock #zp922)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,225.00
A fine example of a Longton Hall porcelain tea bowl and saucer, hand painted in the "Windswept" pattern. The scene features an oriental type interpretation of tall trees, rocks, and foliage with a small flock of birds flying above.

Beautifully and thinly potted, the condition of both the bowl and saucer is excellent, with bright, clear colors and no issues at all. The saucer has a 4 1/2" diameter, while the bow has a 3" diameter and a height of 1 5/8". Each piece with a workman's mark on t...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1451840 (stock #a1784)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$875.00
A nicely executed watercolor, on natural material, of a gent in a black coat with white stock and ruffled shirt. Presented in the original gilt metal case with hair work under glazing on the reverse.

The overall condition is fine, with some tiny dust motes under the glass. The white areas circling the top half are reflections from the chamfered cover glass. Overall frame size is 2 1/4" by 2".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1451780 (stock #a1787)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,175.00
A very finely drawn miniature of an extremely handsome man, done en grisaille on organic material by H.M.S. Stuart.

The sitter is Sir Dugald Stuart, 2nd Baronet of Ardmaleish and Bute and the painting is signed, dated and inscribed on the reverse: "From a drawing on/Vellum of Sir Dugald/Stuart, father of the first Earl of Bute;/in the possession of/the Marquess of Bute/at Mount Stuart/by H M. S. Stuart/Decbr 1841".

Presented in a rectangular ebonized frame, both the painting and ...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1450086 (stock #na167)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$3,350.00
An exceedingly rare portrait miniature, done in watercolor on organic wafer, by John Miers (1756–1821) who was the most famous profilist or painter of silhouettes in Britain. (Actually, the term “silhouette” was not used until the 1830’s. Prior to that, black silhouettes were known as “shades,” “shadow portraits,” or “profiles.”) Although Miers was known to have done tens of thousands of shades, only a very few full color portrait miniatures are thought to exist.

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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1449724 (stock #na166)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
Sale Pending
A miniature portrait painting, watercolor on natural wafer, done by Mary Ann Knight at her best. The sitter is a very young woman with large and contemplative grayish-blue eyes and long brown hair with a jeweled ornament. She is dressed in the Grecian style in a blue gown with low decolletage topped with a draped diaphanous yellow scarf with a centered brooch. Adding a wonderful enhancement to the mythic feel of this charming work is the lyre held by the sitter.

The painting is in excelle...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1449250 (stock #zp513)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
A nicely decorated Christian's Liverpool coffee cup with a grooved loop handle and featuring a large rose and other floral motifs. Interior with a flower sprig on the bottom and an iron red border at the interior rim. The condition is excellent with bright colors and no chips, breaks, or paint loss. 2 1/2" in height and having a 2 3/8" diameter. ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1800 item #1449125 (stock #zt216)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$450.00
A wonderful Italian, possibly French, silk panel done in shades of gold and green. The scene, as would be expected from a bizarre, shows castles and fanciful flowers and foliage. The selvedge to selvedge piece, although mounted on acid free linen on a wooden frame, could be easily removed.

This example is in relatively good condition, with some surface dirt, one small hole, a couple of fabric disturbances, and some roughness along the edges. Sight size is 20 1/2" by 36". An excellent exemplar ...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1448917 (stock #a1779)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$950.00
Nicely painted on organic wafer, this miniature portrait is of a handsome gentleman set against a bluish-gray background. Housed in a low karat gilded cast foliate pendant case with an empty glazed aperture verso. The miniature is in a specially made leather case that opens and props open to allow the miniature to be displayed or removed.

The condition of the miniature and case are excellent, with no issues to speak of. The white areas along the top edge and at the lower left are due to re...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1900 item #1447630 (stock #g1142)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$550.00
A beautiful decanter set composed of 3 barrel shaped decanters, each heavily cut and retaining the original target stoppers. The stand is electroplate silver and of elegantly molded trefoil form, with rings to hold the stoppers.

Both the stand and decanters are in excellent condition, the glass without chips, etc., and the stand with little to no bleeding. The height is 10" and the width is 9".