Offered for sale is a stunning 19th century French miniature enamel on copper of Napoleon Bonaparte. The portrait is a copy of the original 1815 oil painting done by Carle Vernet (1769 – 1821.) It is housed in a gilt bronze rectangular frame with an oval portrait medallion surrounded by a velvet panel with applied wreath appliques. The frame is crested with a laurel wreath and is mounted with an easel on the reverse (broken) and a suspension ring.
The portrait is in excellent condition very finely executed by a skilled artist; signed by "Iris" or possibly "Jais". The frame shows a nice aged patina to the ormolu, the velvet is still richly colored.
Size of Frame: 6 7/8" Height by 5 1/8" Width Size of Image: 3" Height by 2 ½" Width.
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