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Most significant portrait miniature collections also contain portrait enamels. These usually resemble watercolour portrait miniatures in their framing and size, yet they were produced in a very different way and their creators were more closely associated with watchmakers and jewellers than with the manuscript illuminators who evolved the first portrait miniatures.
Philip Mould OBE
Philip Mould OBE
Philip Mould Portrait Miniatures

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A Lamp Base by Marcello Fantoni Florence, Italy c. 1950-1960 H: 25cm   Diameter: 15cm £3,200 A fine studio-made pinecone lamp base in stoneware with a delicate pale blue glaze by Marcello Fantoni (1915-2011). Born in Florence, Marcello Fantoni studied ceramics at the Institute of Art at Porta Romana from 1927, graduating in 1934 as…
Flight and Barr Worcester Mug ‘Conjugal Peace’ c.1795 Porcelain H: 13.5cm £2,850 A fine and rare Flight and Barr Worcester porcelain mug, superbly painted by John Pennington with a sepia monochrome painting of a young girl, with a basket containing two doves, within a gilt border surrounded by gilt spray and leaf ornamentation. Having a…