1 Handpainted sepia miniature of 3 chldren Circa 1760
Three young children painted in sepia on ivory in original shagreen case. Based on clothing styles, circa dated to 1760. Just about 2" x 2"
2 French Circa 1800
Double-sided mourning pendant (so sad!) of an adorable child with wings and a background of clouds indicating heaven.
3 French Circa 1800
Reverse showing a hand-painted miniature on ivory of a mother mourning at the tomb of her infant. The sepia tones of the paint were often derived using macerated hair as a pigment. The willow tree leaves are bits of the baby's hair. Inscription reads: "C'est tout ce qui m'en reste." loosely translated as "This is all I have left." There are intertwined initials at the top of the tomb.
Some damage to the bottom of the painting.
4 Georgian mourning miniature of a child Circa 1800
The most beautiful child, hand-painted on ivory, with blond curly hair, blue eyes and wearing a coral necklace. Because there are clouds in the background, this is a mourning piece. The miniature is set in a yellow gold frame and can be worn as a pendant.
5 Portrait miniature of young girl C. 1800, Georgian
Adorable portrait miniature painted on ivory of a young girl holding a sterling rattle. She has a coral necklace and bracelet.
6 Victorian mourning miniature Circa late 1800s
Portrait of a child in the clouds wearing a coral necklace, painted enamel on porcelain, 18 K gold, and rose-cut diamonds. The porcelain base has had a lacquer coating to protect the painting. This is undoubtedly original. The painting is set in a silver frame on an 18K gold base and surrounded by 35 rose cut diamonds. The pin is original but I believe the clasp is a later replacement.
7 Handpainted miniature on ivory Circa late 1800s
Young child in the clouds set in gold marked 9 ct, probably English.
8 Handpainted porcelain miniature of child in the clouds Edwardian
Beautiful portrait of a little girl in her blue dress in the clouds. She is handpainted on porcelain, surrounded by graduated pearls with a central diamond at the top. Set in rhodium.
9 Lovely portrait of a young girl hand-painted on ivory, rose-gold frame, marked JG and dated 1791 at the bottom right of the portrait.
10 Portrait miniature of a young girl Circa 1820s American?
This wonderful portrait on ivory came in a wooden frame, but I am going to have it remounted into a pendant. The painting is exceptional in its detail.
11 Portrait painted on ivory of a young girl, circa early 1800s.
The portrait is surrounded by braided hair and the back has sprays of the same hair glued onto alabaster glass with a small blue glass piece with seed pearls (at one time there were initials). Rose gold frame.
12 Portrait miniature of a young girl Watercolor on Ivory Victorian, dated 1847