Fabulous & rare antique Napoleon III era hand painted portrait miniature on thin natural wafer, a rare grisaille style painting and beautifully displayed in the original engraved or incised genuine thin natural wafer frame! The thin natural wafer frame and exquisitely detailed miniature combine here in a truly stunning visual experience, don't you think! Subtle, pale tones but with such breathtaking detail that the sitter, while not the most alluring that I've seen, simply captivate! I've tried to add a host of clear, crisp photos so look & enjoy!
Excellent condition! No chips or repairs to the thin natural wafer frame, nothing missing and only some very slight age or drying hairlines. The portrait also superb, no warping, edge chips or cracks and no damage or fading to the paint. See pictures for measurements.
NOTE This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah office, and is not available to California customers, sorry.
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