~ GONE-BY-ERA MINIATURES ~

A portrait miniature is a miniature portrait painting, usually executed in gouache, watercolour, or enamel. Portrait miniatures began to flourish in 16th century Europe and the art was practiced during the 17th century and 18th century. They were especially valuable in introducing people to each other over distances; a nobleman proposing the marriage of his daughter might send a courier with her portrait to visit potential suitors. Soldiers and sailors might carry miniatures........


~ GONE-BY-ERA MINIATURES ~

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1780s.

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pocket watch

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A Portrait Miniature within a Jeweled Bracelet, The miniature Dated 1756 and signed by Gervase Spencer (GS).

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Bracelet of Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge 1836

Stalking the Belle Époque: turquoise

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Miniature of Lady Jane Grey (1536/1537 – 12 February 1554). Her married name was Jane Dudley, and she's also known as The Nine Days' Queen. An English noblewoman and de facto monarch of England from 10 July until 19 July 1553. She was subsequently executed. The great-granddaughter of Henry VII through his younger daughter Mary, Jane was a first cousin once removed of Edward VI.

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Victorian needle case book

BEAUTIFUL GENUINE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN SEWING NEEDLE CASE BOX c1870

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Antique Georgian Miniature Portrait Ring Framed in Diamonds

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BEST EVER English School Miniature on Ivory Set as Pendant/Brooch, Pretty Mother and Daughter, c.1835 - For sale on Ruby Lane #RubyLane #AntiqueJewelry

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ARTS & CRAFTS Locket with portrait miniature Gold Silver Fire Opal H: 8.2 cm (3.23 in) W: 1.4 cm (0.55 in) British, c.1900

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L.Leroy will exhibit at Baselworld some of the most exclusive pieces of their Museum collection. This one was owned by Queen Victoria and is one of the very first wristwatches ever made. More about it (in french) www.scoop.it/...

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Tudor Jewels Anne Boleyn

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Uknown artist after Prud´hon, Madame Georges Anthony with Her Son Joseph, after 1796

The Tansey Miniatures Foundation

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Claude Alexandre Bélin Madame Boucher, née Gérardot 1796

The Tansey Miniatures Foundation

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Tansen Collection

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Russia. St Petersburg. 1760s. Bracelet with Portrait Miniatures Gold, silver, cut diamonds, rock cristal and miniatures; polished and painted. 17x2.2 cm. The State Hermitage Museum: Digital Collection -- Powered by IBM

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Joseph Lee, Princess Charlotte Augusta, 1814

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Miniature of Marie Therese Charlotte, painted in 1795, the year she was finally released from the Temple Prison.

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Victoria, Princess Royal c.1851 - Royal Collection

Miniature portraits of Queen Victoria and family - Madame Guillotine

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Brooch with a miniature of Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796-1817) *~❤•❦•:*´`*:•❦•❤~*

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Victorian Hand Painted Portrait Miniature Pin Woman For sale on Ruby Lane

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Portrait miniature of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, by Horace Hone, London, 1812.

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Button, French, 1775, miniature painting on ivory. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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One of a Set of Eighteen Buttons with West Indian Scenes, c. 1795. Artist: Agostino Brunias, Italian active in England and Haiti 1730-1796, Dominica (Current Haiti/Santo Domingo). Possibly belonged to Toussaint l’Ouverture, the former slave who became ruler of Haiti and adorned the jacket he took with him when exiled to France after his capture. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

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An unknown child by Isaac Oliver (1556-1617) What a cutie...

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