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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1447005 (stock #a1773)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,650.00
This fine work, done in watercolor and bodycolor on organic material, was most probably done in Naples. The sitter is an attractive child looking directly at the viewer and holding a jumping jack toy of Pulcinella, a classical character that originated in commedia dell'arte of the 17th century and became a stock character in Neapolitan puppetry. The reverse of the portrait is also quite special, with its plaited hair, ivory plaque, golden hair work initials, metallic threads, and pearls.

The ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1700 item #1446894 (stock #zt116)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$3,500.00
A beautiful early 17th century silk floss textile embroidered with a variety of flowers in a panoply of colors. The central section has larger and more elaborate examples, while the borders have smaller meandering flora. Most probably of Italian origin.

The condition is quite fine, and the dimensions are 67" by 16". This wonderful piece has been part of my collection for 25 years and has not been previously shown or offered.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1446887 (stock #zp713)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$3,000.00
An early and rare c1754 Bow porcelain sparrow beak creamer painted with oriental scenery. This fine piece had been part of the important Watney collection, and then was shown at the Amor exhibit . The underside has the 3 dot mark and retains the label from Amor. It has been part of our collection for 20 years.

Excellent condition with no issues, the jug is 3 1/4" tall.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1446846 (stock #a1774)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
Price on Request
A fine miniature portrait, attributed to J.V. Sturgeon, of a gent posed in front of a green curtain with blue skies visible through the window. This type of setting is uncommon in American minis, but has been done by Sturgeon in some of his works.

The miniature is set in the original gilded copper pendant with a glazed aperture on the reverse containing plaited dark hair. Excellent condition with no issues to speak of. The sight size is 2 1/2" by 2", with an overall size of 2 5/8" by 2 1/8".

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1446645 (stock #a1408)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$225.00
A sweet tinsel (foil) painting of a large bouquet of flowers. The painting itself is in very good condition, with no chips, breaks, or image loss. The period or earlier gilded wood frame has normal expected wear. Period wood backboard. The sight size is 11 1/4" by 9 5/8", and the overall size is 12 3/4" by 11".

NOTE: Between September 12, 2012 and January 13, 2013 the American Folk Art Museum held an exhibit on this art form. The following is excerpted from the catalog of that exhibition: "T...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1446105 (stock #a1757)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$4,250.00
An unusual and spectacular pair of portrait miniatures. Although both are signed by Moses B. Russell, it is almost certain, due to slight technique variances, that the portrait of the woman was done by Mrs. Moses B. Russell, nee Clarissa Peters. Although it is known that some of his signed pieces were, in fact, done by her, I know of no other instance where each artist did one of a pair.

The paintings are in excellent condition, with vibrant colors and no cracks, bowing, mold, retouch, ...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1445854 (stock #a1769)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,450.00
A fine miniature of a handsome gent with strawberry blond hair, painted by Henry Jacob Burch. Adding to the desirability of this example is the Burch trade card that was fitted to the back of the painting, rarely seen in his works.

Excellent condition, with an overall size of 2 3/4" by 2 1/4".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Henry Jacob Burch was born in London in 1763. He entered the Royal Academy Schools at the age of 16, and exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1787 to 1834. Examples of his wor...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1700 item #1445799 (stock #zt111)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,500.00
An exceptional and rare Italian cut and voided velvet panel, probably Genovese, done in a dark green on a beige foundation. The motif features mythological animals and urns, all surrounded by foliate scrolls.

The condition is quite fine, even for a textile 250 years younger. The length is 64 1/2", with a width of 10 1/2".

A superb piece for display or use as an accent, and should appeal to collectors and decorators.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1445521 (stock #a1772)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
A mourning portrait miniature attributed to John Henry Brown of an attractive young woman with blue eyes and long curly hair. The painting is in excellent condition with no problems. The velvet lined leather case is also in excellent condition, with normal and expected light wear to the exterior. The white flecks in the photographs are dust motes, and not present in person. Sight size is 3" by 2 1/2", and the case size is 3 5/8" by 3 1/8".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: John Henry Brown (1818-1891), b...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1445388 (stock #zp689)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,850.00
Another wonderful offering of Vauxhall porcelain, this one a tea bowl and saucer, finely potted and painted in the highly desirable "sticky blue". The scene on both pieces features a pagoda and houses in the background, with a large rock in the foreground.

The condition is excellent, looking factory fresh, with no chips, cracks, paint loss, staining, restoration, etc. Any apparent shadows, white areas, streaks, or other issues are only due to photographic flaws and are not present when vie...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1444616 (stock #a1768)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$3,300.00
A wonderful miniature portrait, on natural material, painted and signed lower left, by Peter Lens. The sitter, a young woman in a yellow gown and white fichu, is shown against a startling blue background.

The condition of the miniature is excellent with no problems or flaws. The white area at the lower edge is light reflection. The size of the pendant gilt metal case is 1 7/8" by 1 1/2".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Peter Paul Lens (1714? - 1750?) was apprenticed in 1729 to his father, Bernard Lens...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1444404 (stock #a1766)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$775.00
An endearing small English or continental miniature of an attractive young woman with reddish-brown hair with a pearl clip, and wearing a blue and white gown with pearl decorations at the shoulders. The glazed reverse of the frame features hair in a basket weave pattern.

No condition issues to speak of. The length is 1 1/2" with a 1 1/4" width.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Pre 1800 item #1443949 (stock #g1215)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$195.00
A deep cobalt blue salt or sweetmeat, probably of German origin. The bowl has a silvered everted rim with silver leaf decoration and is above an inverted baluster stem. Rough pontil. No condition problems, and with a maximum diameter of 4" and a height of 3 1/2".
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1443893 (stock #a1762)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
Sale Pending
A nice example of a miniature portrait, painted by Nathaniel Hancock on organic material. The sitter is a woman in a blue gown with a lace edged bodice. The gold case has chamfered glass on the front, and the reverse identifies the sitter as "Ridgely 1791."

The condition of this little gem is very fine, with no flaws to speak of. There was some minimal clean-up of a few painting drips in the background. Overall size is 1 3/4" by 1 1/2".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Information about Hancock is rel...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1443871 (stock #zp953)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,150.00
An exceptional and uncommon William Reid porcelain coffee cup, with an oriental figure beside a table, flanked by a dragonfly and birds flying over a leafless tree, the whole painted in bright colors. The handle is of the angular loop type.

The condition is excellent, with no chips, cracks, fading, paint loss, or restoration. Height is 2 3/8" with a diameter of 2 1/8".

NOTES: 1. Because the factory was in business for so short a period (1756-1761), and its output was quite limited, porcela...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1443255 (stock #a1759)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A finely painted portrait of a beautiful young woman, done in watercolor on natural wafer. The sitter, identified on the reverse as "Wife of Dr. Kent" is attired in a simple white gown, with no jewelry or other embellishments shown, and is presented against a multicolored background.

The painting is in excellent condition, with no flaws to speak of. The later case shows some wear, and has a cardboard or leather backing. Overall size is 2 5/8" by 2 1/8".

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1443092 (stock #zt201)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$795.00
A beautiful handmade tablecloth and napkins set of Italian needle lace of Pointe de Venice type, with the characteristic scrolling floral patterns with additional floral motifs worked in relief (embroidered).

The condition is excellent, with no tears or other flaws of anything but minor note. The tablecloth is 106" by 70" and the 12 napkins are 21" by 21".

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1442471 (stock #g1442)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,975.00
A beautiful composite stem English wine glass with a tulip bowl above a stem with a multi-spiral air twist over a teared inverted baluster knop above a plain section. The glass has a domed foot with rough pontil.

The form itself is quite uncommon and when found is almost always with a pointed round funnel bowl or round funnel bowl, and of somewhat shorter height. For a glass of that type see Bickerton p. 193, fig 555. The combination of the tulip bowl and a height of 6 7/8" in this example ...