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Italian Pietra Dura Portrait of Figure.
A Italian ‘pietra pura’ portrait of an elegantly dressed figure, it dates 19th Century. Pietra dura (translates as “hard stone” in Italian) designs are usually micromosaics, or jewelry objects composed of small pieces of stone. The components in this design are rare and unusual, with a subject matter of a figure, it is polished with thinly sliced pieces of stones of: agate, lapis, lazuli, jasper and chalcedony, and placed into a dark background of dark marble. The pietra dura is placed in a gilt frame of a simple rectangle shape and design, with a wire hanger at the back.
A unique Italian ‘Pietra Pura’ portrait of timeless elegance and quality, it would make a splendid art object for collectors, or the home.
Marked: Unknown maker, Italian origins.
Frame Measures: 5 inches x 8 inches
Stone Measures: 4 inches x 6 inches
Excellent Condition. Minor patination commensurate with use and age.
A small watercolour signed Thomas Williams (bottom right corner). VEZA
Williams is listed as active between 1851-1881.
Scene: VEZA Croatia – coastal view from high above in a rocky setting with castle/church high on cliff.
Painting without frame measures : 9 1/2 inches high x 13 inches wide.
“AT THE BRIDGE” Oil on Canvas by MAURICE LEMAITRE, b. France, 1929-
This is a charming winter scene by French landscape painter, Maurice Lemaitre.
It depicts a country scene of a stone bridge with wooden rails, in winter, near sunset. A man stands beside the walled embankment along the river, watching the flowing water, as ice forms on its surface. Two country cottages, a field, and a forest beyond form the mid-field and background.
This lovely little painting would make a fine addition to a collection of contemporary landscapes.
Marked: Signed by the artist on the front, in the lower left-hand corner of the painting. The gallery sticker is also on the back (pictured).
Measures: Dimensions: Framed: 12″ x 15″. Painting alone: 8″ x 10″.
Early 19th Century Painting on Ivory in burled wood frame.
A miniature painting on ivory, it dates early 19th century, France. The painting depicts a delightful narrative of two ladies sharing a conversation about a book. The painting is a soft combination of muted tones of orange, red, brown, peach and blue on ivory. The brush work is rather fine and detailed, it is carefully rendered to show the liveness of everyday people at the time. The painting lies under glass, with a white border and square shaped frame.
Measures: 3 1/4 inches x 4 1/2 inches
Painting on Ivory After Francois Boucher
A miniature painting on ivory after Francois Boucher (1703-1770) titled “La Cage d’Oiseaux”, this miniature dates from the mid 19th century, France. The painting on ivory is a delightful composition depicting a romantic narrative of young love in the midst of summer. It is beautifully hand-painted in soft muted tones of red, yellow, green, blue, brown and peach. The painting lies under glass with a ivory frame decorated with elegant floral line work in the border.
A lovely miniature painting on ivory after Boucher, perfect for collectors of fine objects, or for those who adore daydreaming about the past.
Measures: 7 1/4 inches x 8 1/4 inches.
A miniature painting on ivory, it dates mid 19th century, France. The painting depicts a delightful narrative of a young lady in a blue and pink gown enjoying a time of leisure with a good book. The painting is a soft combination of muted tones of pink, peach, orange, red, brown and blue on ivory. The brush work is rather fine and detailed to the liveness of everyday people at the time. The painting lies under glass, with an ivory frame with decorative linework .
Measures: 3 1/4 inches x 4 1/2 inches
Measures: 6 1/2 inches x 7 1/2 inches
Miniature Portrait Painting on Ivory -Signed.
A small profile portrait of a woman dressed in fine clothes, its dates early 19th century. It is beautifully hand-painted with fine brush work in the details on the hair, skin and fabric. It is a splendid colour composition of muted tones from peach, brown, burgundy and violet. The portrait lies under glass, with a round gilt decorative border in a square shaped frame.
A splendid little portrait that would make a lovely addition to one’s collection, or home.
Signed: unknown signature on the portrait ( see image for details)
Measures: 4 1/2 inches x 4 1/2 inches
Early 19th Century Painting On Ivory
A miniature painting on ivory, it dates early 19th century, France. The painting depicts a delightful narrative of a lady receiving a gift from two individuals, supposedly a story about parents giving their daughter a gift. The painting is a soft combination of muted tones of orange, red, brown, peach and blue on ivory. The brush work is rather fine and detailed, it is carefully rendered to show everyday people at the time. The painting lies under glass, with a white border and square shaped frame.
Measures: 3 1/4 inches x 4 1/2 inches
A handsome bronze sculpture of a figure of an athlete.
Signed by George Gori.
Georges Gori born in Paris at the turn of the century, he studied under Injalbert and exhibited his works at the Salon des Artistes from 1929 and won a bronze medal in 1931.
Miniature Portrait On Ivory In Ivory Frame c. 1890.
A miniature portrait on ivory in ivory frame, circa 1890, France. The portrait on ivory depicts a fair maiden with curly orange locks dressed in fine linen, and jewelry. It is a lovely hand-painted composition of muted tones of red, green, yellow, blue and brown on ivory. The background features a soft morning sky and country landscape. The portrait lies under glass, with a round decorative border in gilt and ivory frame, followed by a gilt border and a wood frame.
A delightful miniature portrait for any home decor, or for those who adore collecting fine objects.
Measures: 7 1/4 inches x 8 1/4 inches
Miniature Portrait Painting of Lady with Hat on Ivory
A delightful miniature portrait of a lady with hat on ivory, its dates late 19th century, France. The portrait is beautifully hand-painted with muted tones of peach, pink, blue, grey and brown. The details are quite fine with impressive brush strokes that captures a maiden elegantly dressed from the time. The portrait lies under glass with a decorative round gilt border in a square ebonized frame.
A beautiful little portrait perfect for the those who adore collecting fine art objects.
Signed: No signature
Measures: 6 inches x 5 1/4 inches
Pair of Portraits- Napoleon Bonaparte And Joséphine de Beauharnais – Signed Dumout
A stunning pair of hand-painted portraits of Napoleon Bonaparte And Joséphine de Beauharnais, signed by the artist Dumout. Each portrait depicts the historical figures with incredible attention to details, accuracy and life-like representation. The miniature portraits are quite finely painted on ivory, they lay under glass with a small wooden frame decorated with fabric.
This pair of miniature portraits depicts one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders in human history, it would make fantastic gift for those history lovers, or antiquers.
6 1/2 in height x 5 inches wide:Napoleon Bonaparte
7 inches in height x 5 inches wide: Joséphine de Beauharnais
A Framed Nautical Watercolour Series Signed by A. Vincent
Titled ‘Sunset Sails’, ‘Rolling Up To London’ & ‘Journey’s End’
A lovely collection of 3 framed watercolours by A. Vincent, depicting journeys on the high seas. Each painting is wood framed under glass with a visible 2 inch mat. Each water colour contains a unique narrative featuring sails, the sea and clouds. ‘Sunset Sails’ depicts a two sailboats and a island with a lovely sunset scene, ‘Rolling Up To London’ is a Australian Clipper battling rough tides for the journey home, while in ‘Journey’s End’ there is calm waters with three ships returning home from a voyage, one getting a tow to shore. The three painting create the perfect nautical vignette.
Signed: A. Vincent, on both the painting and the mat.
Frames Measure: 12 5/8 inches x 10 5/8 inches Paintings Measure: 5 3/8 inches x 7 1/4 inches
Note: Two hang horizontal and one hangs vertical.
Excellent Condition: To my eye these paintings are of original colour as far as I can tell, the mats are a beige/off white and the backs are covered with paper that has not been removed since framing .
Military College, Chelsea – hand coloured print – published in 1810 – publisher: Rowlandson & Pugin
measures: 9 inches x 11 inches
with frame: 14 inches x 16 inches.
Framed and matted.
This is an exceptional framed map of London England that bears the title –
“A PLAN of the CITY and LIBERTIES of LONDON after the Dreadful Conflagration in the Year 1666. The Blank Partwhereof represents the Ruins and the Extent of the Fire ;& the Perfpective that left standing.”
This rare map is framed under glass in a simple, thin black frame accented with two different bands painted gold. The map itself is a highly detailed street plan of the City of London after the “Great Fire” in 1666. The legends, both alphabetical and numerical, denote many important locations including churches. I believe it to be copper engraved.
Map Measures: 13 1/2 inches wide x 9 1/4 inches high.
Frame Measures: 19 3/8 inches wide x 15 inches high.
India House – The Sale Room – hand coloured print – published by Rowlandson & Pugin in 1808
Framed and Matted.
print measures: 9 x 11 inches
Frame measures: 14 x 16 inches.