China Trade or American Masonic Portrait Miniature c1820
Please refer to our stock # a1623 when inquiring.
A strikingly limned portrait miniature painted in watercolor on natural substrate. Because of the framing, the artistic technique used, and the pose, there are very strong indications that this is a China Trade piece. The sitter is clad in a deep navy jacket with a striped vest, and a masonic pin adorning his shirt.
The painting is in excellent condition, with no issues. The period and probably original gilt metal frame has wear to the green velvet border between the inner ands outer metal surrounds, but is in excellent structural condition. Sight size of the mini is 2 3/4" by 2 1/4", and the overall framed size is 4" by 3 1/2".
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