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Antique 19th Century Miniature Watercolor Bee Eater Bird Pretty French Circular Frame 1830s
Antique 19th Century Miniature Watercolor Bee Eater Bird Pretty French Circular Frame
This wonderful miniature late Georgian watercolour dates to circa 1830-40 and features a Bee Eater bird perched on a branch, the bird is opening its beak to eat a small Bee. This colorful little watercolor started life placed in a late Georgian album of hand painted watercolors and illustrated poems. It is now housed behind old bubble convex glass in a decorative but later French circular frame of the Napoleon III period 1860-70 period.
Measuring: Diameter of frame 2 2/8” (5.7 cm). Watercolor 1.75” (4.5 cm).
The item is in good condition. There is some minor bumping to the edges of the frame and most likely a securing tab missing from the rear.
This is such a sweet antique treasure from a time when most society ladies painted for pleasure. It will make a wonderful addition to dolls bedroom (scale permitting).
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