Three English portrait miniatures on ivory
English, 19th Century
Largest: Diameter 12.5cm
This beautiful collection comprises three portrait miniatures, the support for each being ivory. Each piece features a painting in the 18th Century style: the largest miniature depicting three young women, and the two smaller each portraying an individual figure. The quality of the painting in each is superb: delicate brushstrokes render the finest of details. Moreover, each frame is beautiful of its own regard: one wrought from pierced gilt metal, another featuring an ivory band, and the third containing tortoiseshell.