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 #1440975 (stock #a1746)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,650.00
A truly lovely and engaging portrait miniature, on natural wafer, of a beautiful young woman. The subject, attired in a green velvet dress with a black cape and a white fichu, is seated in front of an orange drapery with a view of a landscape. The framing of this gem is of fine construction, with an inner gold plated frame that is easily removable (and replaced) if a smaller overall size is desired. Both frames are in very fine order.

The condition of the painting is excellent, with bright col...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1440944 (stock #zp690)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$4,750.00
An extremely rare Chaffers porcelain hexagonal beaker, painted in pale and dark tones of blue. The sides depict a scene of a seated lady holding a bunch of flowers, a rock out of which grow similar flowers, a child jumping into the air, and two bare trees on a hill. The interior has a lattice and root border, while the underneath of the beaker has 4 pseudo Chinese characters. Retains the label of Rod Jellicoe, a highly esteemed London ceramics dealer.

The condition of the beaker is excellent, ...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1440823 (stock #a1740)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
Price on Request
This fine miniature portrait was painted in watercolor on organic material by Henry Shumway. Depicting the attractive blue-eyed sitter in a white gown and adorned only with an earring, he chose to present her with a simple classical elegance.

The condition of the miniature is excellent, with no issues, as is the gilt metal case with a glazed aperture on the reverse. The case size is 3 1/8" by 2 5/8".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Henry Colton Shumway (1807, CT - 1884, NY) studied, probably with T...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1440751 (stock #zt112)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$600.00
A fine multicolored velvet ikat from Uzbekistan, carefully mounted on acid free fabric. The condition is quite fine with one very small area with some thread separation, and the sight size is 20 1/2" by 15 1/2".

NOTE: This sample can be shipped on the board, or removed with its backing and shipped rolled up.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1700 item #1440518 (stock #zt113)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$550.00
A fine cotton exemplar textile fragment from Perugia, Italy, dating back to the 16th century. Foliage and mythological figures, distinctive themes used in Perugia, cover the piece which has been carefully mounted on a cotton covered board.

Overall condition is very fine, with some minor and easily cleaned surface dirt. The size is 21" by 9".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1440425 (stock #a1760)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
Sale Pending
A wonderful example of a portrait miniature painted by Mrs. Moses B. Russell (nee Clarissa Peters). This work, done in watercolors on natural wafer, is of a blue-eyed woman wearing a black dress with a brooch centered at the lace-edged bodice. Her strong visage, looking directly into eyes of the viewer, is offset by a beautiful and soft multi-colored background. Housed in a cast foliate case with the reverse engraved "SAWC" and having a lock of hair in the glazed aperture.

The condition of the...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1440168 (stock #a1751)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,650.00
A miniature portrait, done in watercolor on organic wafer, and signed on the reverse: "Painted by/ T. Barratt/ 136 Chestnut/ Phila/ 1838". The sitter is a young gentleman with sideburns, wearing a black jacket and cravat. Presented in a gilt metal foliate case with an empty glazed rear aperture.

The painting has no chips, cracks, bowing, mold, paint loss, etc., with the case also being in fine condition. The overall size is 2 3/4" by 2 3/8".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Thomas E. Barratt (c1814 -...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1440095 (stock #zp934)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,775.00
A very early Bow porcelain coffee cup with the "Cross-Legged Chinaman" pattern. Adding to the rarity of this cup, in addition to its age, is the crabstock handle.

he condition of the cup is excellent, with no cracks, chips, staining, or restoration. The height is 2 1/4" and the diameter is 2 1/8".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1439997 (stock #a147)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$995.00
An incredibly charming portrait miniature brooch of a young child, painted on natural material. The subject is beautiful, wearing a coral necklace and a pale lavender gown, and with brown eyes that were so finely and realistically painted with such depth that it is almost hard to believe when seeing this gem in person.

The condition is excellent, with no issues, and the overall size is 1 3/8" by 1".

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #1439953 (stock #m1007)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$325.00
A group of Penobscot Maine baskets of small size. Each features the use of sweetgrass and various natural dyes. The condition of each is excellent, with good color and little or no splits, etc.

The baskets are as follows:

m1007: a lidded amphora shaped basket with blue dye 5 1/4" height, 6 1/2" diameter
m1008: a lidded round basket with orange and blue dyes 1 3/4" height, 3 7/8" diameter
m1009: a lidded thimble case with orange dye 1 1/8" height, 1" diameter

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1439899 (stock #a1753)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$425.00
A miniature portrait, done in watercolor and gouache on organic wafer, of a young man, well portrayed by the artist to capture his power and possible arrogance. The hazel-eyed sitter is shown in a casual pose, wearing a dark jacket and white ascot.

The condition is excellent, with no cracks, bowing, or paint loss. Presented in a cast bronze frame without glazing the sight size is 2 1/8" by 1 5/8", with an overall size of 4 1/2" by 3".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1439123 (stock #a1750)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
Price on Request
An interesting pair of miniature portraits, painted on organic wafer. Framed in a slightly different manner, there is no question these were done by the same artist at the same time.

Fairchild is an obscure artist, with very few, if any, signed works. This attribution is based on the similarity in technique to an example in a book by Bolton, and information that the pair came from a couple living in CT who are purportedly descendants of the artist.

No condition issues to speak of, with...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1438702 (stock #a1748)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$995.00
A charming portrait miniature painted with watercolors on natural material. The subject, a young child with blue eyes and reddish-blond hair, is depicted wearing a deep purple dress, holding a ball, and with a basket over the left arm. An extremely sweet piece.

The condition of the painting is excellent, with no issues to speak of. So too is the condition of the period black papier-mache frame which is backed with a piece of embroidery. The sight size of the miniature is 3 1/8" by 2 1/2", and ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1438117 (stock #zp921)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,350.00
A finely potted Vauxhall porcelain saucer, painted in the highly desirable "sticky blue". The scene features an Oriental person waving, amidst a landscape with buildings, trees and hills, with birds flying overhead.

This wonderful example is in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks, paint loss, stains, or restoration. The diameter is 4 1/2".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1438042 (stock #a1752)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,650.00
A fine miniature portrait by Jeremiah Meyer, painted in watercolor on organic wafer. The sitter, an attractive woman with long brown hair, is simply presented in a teal gown, with no jewelry or other distractions from her natural beauty.

The painting has no cracks, chips, bowing, or restoration. The brass case is in fine condition with an unimportant dent in the back. The overall size is 1 7/8" by 1 5/8".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Born in Germany, and brought to England in 1749, Jeremiah Me...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #1438010 (stock #m1005,m1006)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$395.00
Two baskets are being offered here and both are from the Northeast, most probably from the Penobscot of Maine. They are lidded, made of splint ash, and use natural dyes of green and orange.

Basket 1, although it has a square base, is 14 3/4" in diameter and 11 1/2" in height. They are about 3 smallish splint breaks as shown in the photos, but the basket is structurally sturdy. Basket 2 has a medial sweetgrass braid and a dyed interior. The 4 3/4" in diameter and 2 1/2" in height.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1437932 (stock #a1743,a1744)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$195.00
Two paintings are offered here for the price of one! The first done in India ink on prepared cardboard, this finely limned profile shows a man facing left with his right hand tucked into his jacket. It is presented in a gilded, stamped sheet metal frame.

The condition is quite good with several unimportant white streaks, mainly in the jacket. The sight size is 3 1/2" by 2", with an overall size of 5 1/4" by 4".

The second piece is a watercolor and ink on cardboard of a young man n...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1436717 (stock #zp935)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$280.00
An 18th century coffee cup painted in blue and white. Nicely potted, the decoration features an oriental scene of a garden structure on a promontory, and trees, flowers, and foliage. Excellent condition, with no issues, and a height and diameter of 2 3/8".