The most beautiful miniature we have ever owned, lovely hand painted portrait, miniature painting of a beautiful lady with unbelievable details including a brooch she is wearing the pearl dangles that look like you could reach out and touch them! The painting is under glass in the typical brass oval frame with the bendable pieces on the back to hold in the work of art. Then this framed piece is mounted inside a knock-dead gorgeous ornate gold gilt frame, under another glass slightly bubble glass and suspended there with four metal projections. As the oval seems to be the perfect size, we think this was an original framing, but this is only a guess. the original painting is in very good condition; the glass in the small oval frame has some mild deterioration around one edge, that also could be original as of course the glass had to be hand cut. The bubble glass in the large frame is fine, and the ornate frame itself is in lovely condition with some wear from age but no issues of any significance. The overall framed size is 5 & 5/8" by 6 & 1/4", and the oval art itself is approximately 2 & 1/2" by 1 & 3/4". We o not know who the lovely lady is, and the painting is unsigned, but old and of obvious importance. International sale available only to countries which allow for purchase of adequate insurance.
Item ID: A-072