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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 : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1413825 (stock #a1712)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A wonderful portrait miniature executed in watercolor on natural material, the sitter possibly being Sir William Stanhope. The coloring, composition, and detailing, even in the buttons and mole to the left of the sitter's mouth, bespeak a high talent, although we have not yet identified the artist. The sitter is a blue-eyed young man wearing a bag wig, a light brown jacket and vest, and a knotted white neckband.

In a gilded metal case with an overall size of 2" by 1 5/8", the painting is in ex...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1412962 (stock #na146)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A striking miniature portrait, done in watercolor on natural material, by George Place. The subject, set against a clouded and blue background, is a handsome gray haired officer of light dragoons, dressed in uniform.

The miniature is in superb condition, with no cracks, chips, warping, paint loss, or restoration. The case is also in excellent condition, with a fully glazed back over fabric. On the back glass, at the edge at 10:30 there is a small chip in the underside. The case size is 3" by...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1411482 (stock #na144)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
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A superb miniature portrait, done en grisaille on organic substrate, by Samuel Andrews. The sitter is an attractive woman with an elaborate wig and hair style, and wearing a cap and gold earrings. The painting is wonderfully executed, and with such skill that there is a three dimensional effect. The photos do not at all due it justice.

The painting is beautifully presented, surrounded by a gilt metal bezel, outside of which is a plait of hair, the whole in a red leather travel case. The condi...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1408634 (stock #na123)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$425.00
Black enamel on gold with central hair plait. Lettered on the front with "Memori" and initials. The reverse is engraved "Sarah Jackson Obt 20th Dec 1828 Aged 32 Also of Margaret Jackson Obt 8th Feb 1841 Aged 32".

Excellent condition, with a length of 1 11/16" and a width of 1 1/2".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1400529 (stock #a1694)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,250.00
Using watercolor on organic material, Francois Theodore Rochard painted this beautiful portrait of an attractive blue-eyed young woman with brown hair done ion sausage curls. The sitter, identified on a very old label on the rear of the frame, is Clara Stevens (?) age 18. She is posed against a wall with a climbing rose bush showing through a window to her left. Attired in a puffy-sleeved lace-edged white gown with a brooch below the bodice and a wide blue belt, she is also wearing a pink and bl...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1400057 (stock #a1653)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
Painted by Samuel Shelley, this is a beautifully limned portrait miniature of a British officer. The epaulette being on the left shoulder, instead of on the more usual right, indicates that the sitter was in a cavalry regiment of the British army. That, taken with other characteristics of the uniform show him to be with the heavy dragoons. The white facings and silver buttons allow the identification to be narrowed down to the 3rd Irish Horse Regiment which, in 1788, became the 6th Dragoon Guar...
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 #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.
SOLD
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.
SOLD
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.
SOLD
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.
SOLD
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 ...