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French Enamel and Foil Portrait of Gent and Lady 3.5" by 4.75"
This gorgeous portrait of a French courting couple is in fine condition. It is signed as shown in photo 4. The plaque area measures 3 1/2 '' by 4 1/2''. The overall size including the velvet frame is 8'' by 9 1/2.'' The plaque does move very slightly within the frame, but is very secure and will not fall out.
The lady and gent are wearing lovely foil accented clothing. Their faces are beautifully painted. The landscape is done in various shades of pinks, blue copper and green. enamel. I have seen this type of work on small vases, but this is the first time I found it on a plaque. Besides for the aging to the velvet, the condition is just wonderful.
This is a difficult item to photograph. The metallic colors are very hard to capture and more lively in person. Also, the depth of the landscape is much richer than I was able to capture. Any whitish areas are glare only from the reflection of light. This is such a beautiful treasure! Please email with any questions. Thank you.
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