What a fabulous miniature icon, this hand painted on an ivory-like material of the Virgin Mary with her Infant Jesus in the original case. The painting is signed Weber, and in very fine detail, notice the "words" on the Bible pages, and the delicate Crown of Thorns adorning the Infant's wrist. The faces are amazing with lustrous skin tones and features. Even the fruit on the table behind them, just a true masterpiece. This was purchased in the 1950's in Italy, but we think it is older. The lovely triptych style case is genuine leather and has the markings of the company under the back easel, N. Beretti , Rome. The miniature painting is under glass and appears to be in wonderful condition. The leather case is structurally in very good condition with a few dings from age and one nick on one of the front doors. The case is 4 & 3/4" tall, 4" wide when closed. The miniature measures 2 & 3/4" tall including the brass mounting. Just a fantastic religious icon.
Item ID: RA-402
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