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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 : 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 : 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 : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1427778 (stock #a1724)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$525.00
A nicely painted waist length portrait, done on organic material, of an attractive woman with dark brown eyes and hair. The sitter, posed in front of a reddish-brown drape, is wearing a black gown with a lace collar cinched with a brooch matching her earrings. A gold chain with two pendants completes her outfit. Presented in a later gilt frame.

The painting is in excellent condition with no issues. The sight size is 2 1/2" by 2" and the framed size is 5 1/2" by 4 1/2".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1800 item #1418021 (stock #a1715)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$2,800.00
A finely painted miniature portrait, done in watercolor on organic substrate, by Pierre Henri. Done against a blue background, the sitter, a nice looking young gent with blue eyes and hair en queue, is wearing a brown coat with yellow lining.

The painting is in excellent condition, with no bowing, cracks, paint loss, or restoration. Set in a frame with a glazed blue material reverse. The sight size is 1 3/4" by 1 1/4".

Pierre Henri (c 1760 - 1822) was born in Paris and often went by the...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1417300 (stock #a1716)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,850.00
A fine John Wesley Jarvis portrait miniature of a woman wearing a white mob cap and a modest white dress with lace collar and bow, the sitter presented against a stippled blue background. Housed in a period replacement red leather travel case with a somewhat illegible and later label on the back stating "Miniature of...Caldwell (Rachel Bishop?)...of...Pauses Webb."

The painting, with no bowing, cracks, or fading, is in very good condition. The sight size is 2 3/4" by 2 3/8".

BIOGRAPHI...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1414478 (stock #a1714)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
An extremely fine John Wood Dodge miniature portrait, done in watercolor on natural wafer. The sitter is a very handsome hazel-eyed young gentleman dressed in a white shirt and collar, with a black coat and osbaldeston cravat. The backing paper of the miniature is signed by Dodge as follows: "Painted by John W. Dodge Miniature Painter 42 Franklin St. New York Sept. 30th, 1836 Geo. C. Miller".

The miniature, as would be expected of Dodge's work, is superbly executed, and has no cracks, bo...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1413010 (stock #a1709)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,675.00
A fine portrait painted by Thomas E. Barratt using watercolor on organic substrate. (In person this work displays much better than the photographs show.)

Aside from the quality and relative rarity of the painting, what makes this offering truly special is the casework. The case is gold and gold on silver and hinges so that the miniature is enclosed on both sides by the metal. The front and back are done with different guilloche (engine turned)designs. Both sides of the case are the same color...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1412989 (stock #a1711)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$850.00
A miniature pairing done in watercolors on natural material. Signed "C. Greiner along the left center. The sitter is a gentleman dressed in the clothing and hair style popular in the 1841 to 1844 period. The painting is in a cast foliate case, the reverse being engine turned with a glazed aperture containing a braid of hair. and engraved with the initials JLD.

The painting and the case are in excellent condition with no issues. Overall size of 2 3/8" by 2".

NOTE: Not much seems to be ...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1412313 (stock #a1693)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,550.00
A miniature portrait painting by Abraham Parsell, done in his recognizable style with a multicolored background and the sitter having somewhat frizzy hair, posed with his arm on a chair. Housed in its original cast foliate frame with a glazed rear aperture. The original leather travel case comes with this piece, although it has separated at the hinge and held in place with a safety pin.

The painting is 2 3/4" by 2 1/4". Condition is excellent with no cracks, bowing, paint loss or restoration...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1409089 (stock #a1702)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A nice naïve portrait of a woman, painted in watercolors on organic wafer. The sitter is simply presented in a black dress with lace edging at the bodice. An interesting twist is the fragment of a business card in the back of the case. It says "Painter ***wich City CT" (Norwich City). The artist attribution has been made based on a signed example provided by Brad Crisler, shown in photos 3 and 4, and is unmistakable based on technique and the location of Norwich City.

The condition of the pai...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1408870 (stock #na147)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$495.00
A finely limned miniature painting done in watercolor on natural material. The sitter is a hazel-eyed young man dressed in a black coat and tie. The condition of the painting is excellent, with no issues. The bluish area on the left side was painted in that fashion.

The bronze frame is also in fine shape, originally made to be worn as a pendant or as a brooch, but is missing the brooch pin on the reverse. Sight size is 2 1/4" by 1 7/8", and the overall size is 2 5/8" by 2 1/4".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1405386 (stock #a1545)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,650.00
An Alfred T. Agate watercolor on natural substrate of a nicely featured gentleman. The sitter is attired in a black jacket with black stock and a white vest and shirt. Housed in a cast foliate case with a ringlet of hair in the glazed compartment verso.

Condition of the painting and the case is excellent, with no flaws to speak of. Sight size is 2 1/4" by 1 3/4", and the case size is 2 1/2" by 2 1/8".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES:

Alfred Agate (1812-1846, born in Sparta, N.Y. was the younger ...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1400308 (stock #a1695)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A miniature portrait by M.E. Mynerts (also referenced as W.E. Mynerts). Glazed and housed in a cast foliate case measuring 2 3/4" by 2 3/8", with an unglazed aperture on the reverse containing a braid of hair. The overall condition of the painting is excellent, with no cracks, chips, bowing, or restoration. The case is also in excellent condition.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Very little is known about Mynerts, and his miniatures are quite rare, with only one signed example found. However, his style...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1399917 (stock #a1692)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$635.00
A nicely painted miniature painting of a blue-eyed gentleman wearing a black tie, coat and black silk vest. The artist has chosen a nice blue background, complementing the sitter's eyes.

The condition of the painting the case are excellent. The spots on the painting are bits of dust, and the lighter color black along the inner edges of the coat are intentionally painted that way. The case size is 2 3/4" by 2 3/8".

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1396842 (stock #a1684)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A beautifully executed miniature done by Benjamin Trott in watercolor on organic wafer. The sitter, ethereally painted against a light bluish and peach background, is an attractive blue eyed young lady wearing gold and ruby earrings and a pale peach gown with a ruffled neck and a blue sash.

Although it is clear, based on the style and artistic techniques, that the painting was done by Trott, a fragment of one of his business cards was also found in the case the miniature is housed in.

The c...