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Fine American 18th Century Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Fine American 18th century portrait miniature of a gentleman, of a distinguished gentleman in a
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18th Century American American Classical Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Giltwood, Glass

Portrait Miniature Pendant with Gold Frame, Late 18th Century
Located in Firenze, IT
covered by the seller (customs duties included). The pendant holding a late 18th century portrait
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1790s English Georgian Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Ivory

Russian Princess with Tiara and Elaborate Jewelry Portrait Miniature
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th century Russian princess with tiara and elaborate jewelry portrait miniature This young
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Late 19th Century Russian Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Other

Framed 19th Indian Portrait Miniatures - The Noble Couple
Located in Corsham, GB
A charming pair of Indian portrait miniatures depicting a noble couple, on an unidentifiable white
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19th Century Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Gouache

Fine Mid 19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Woman Wearing a Lace Bonnet
Located in San Francisco, CA
Fine Mid 19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Woman Wearing a Lace Bonnet Finely detailed portrait
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Late 19th Century Impressionist Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Oil

Jacques Bisson Portrait Miniature
Located in Braintree, GB
Jacques Bisson d.1737. French School early 18th.Century. Portrait miniature painting. Body-color
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Early 18th Century Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Paint

  • Jacques Bisson Portrait Miniature
  • Antique Jacques Bisson Portrait Miniature
  • Jacques Bisson Portrait Miniature
  • Antique Jacques Bisson Portrait Miniature
H 0.4 in. W 0.4 in. D 3.35 in.
19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Young Man with Curly Red Hair
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th century fine portrait miniature of a young man with curly red hair Dimensions 3" x 2.5
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Late 19th Century British Late Victorian Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Paper

Rapetti Portrait Miniature-Charleston Interest
Located in Doylestown, PA
Portrait miniature of a young woman from the Gourdin family, Charleston, C.G. Rapetti (Italian
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19th Century American Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Paint

  • Rapetti Portrait Miniature-Charleston Interest
  • Antique Rapetti Portrait Miniature-Charleston Interest
  • Rapetti Portrait Miniature-Charleston Interest
  • Antique Rapetti Portrait Miniature-Charleston Interest
H 1.63 in. W 1.25 in. D .013 in.
Portrait miniature after Boucher's portrait of Madame de Pompadour
Located in London, GB
This fine, antique portrait miniature was made after Boucher's famous painting of Madame de
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Late 18th Century Rococo Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Silver

American Portrait Miniature of a Young Girl
Located in Downingtown, PA
Portrait Miniature of a young girl, American, 1840s The oval portrait miniature is painted
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1840s American Folk Art Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Other

  • American Portrait Miniature of a Young Girl
  • Antique American Portrait Miniature of a Young Girl
  • American Portrait Miniature of a Young Girl
  • Antique American Portrait Miniature of a Young Girl
H 2.5 in. W 1.75 in. D 0.13 in.
19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Young Man with Blonde Hair and Blue Eyes
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th century portrait miniature of a young man with blonde hair and blue eyes. Handsome young
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Late 19th Century British Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Other

Antique Portrait Miniatures of Fashionable Lady
Located in Firenze, IT
covered by the seller (customs duties included). Enamel portrait of a lady with powdered hair wearing a
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Early 20th Century English Victorian Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Ebony

Antique Portrait Miniatures of Fashionable Lady
Located in Firenze, IT
covered by the seller (customs duties included). Enamel portrait of a lady with long curled hair with
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Early 20th Century English Victorian Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Ebony

Portrait Miniature American School, circa 1805
Located in Firenze, IT
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). A Gentleman, wearing dark blue coa...
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Early 1800s American American Classical Antique Portrait Miniatures

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Gold

Antique Porcelain Portrait Miniature Plaque KPM Style
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Antique porcelain portrait miniature plaque KPM style. This lovely German hand painted oval
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Late 19th Century German Baroque Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain, Giltwood

17th-18th Century Spanish Portrait Miniature, Noblewoman on Tortoiseshell
Located in Doylestown, PA
Oval portrait Miniature on tortoiseshell of a noblewoman, probably Spanish, 17th-early 18th century
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17th Century Spanish Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Shell

17th-18th Century Spanish Portrait Miniature, Noblewoman on Tortoiseshell
Located in Doylestown, PA
Oval portrait Miniature on tortoiseshell of a noblewoman, probably Spanish, 17th-early 18th century
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Early 18th Century European Baroque Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Shell, Paint

Portrait Miniature Jean-Baptiste Couvelet, French, 1772-1830
Located in Firenze, IT
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). A girl, head and shoulders, her da...
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Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Oak

Portrait Miniature a Gentleman, South German, circa 1680
Located in Firenze, IT
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). A gentleman in silver-studded armo...
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Late 17th Century German Baroque Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Copper

Portrait Miniature c1765 Letitia Preston Vallancey
Located in Holywell, GB
A fine sanguine chalk drawing on paper of Letitia aged about ten dating to around 1765. Unsigned, inscribed verso and presented in a 19th century mount and frame. “When Letitia Pres...
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1760s Old Masters Antique Portrait Miniatures

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Chalk

17th-Century English School, Portrait Miniature Of King Charles I, Oil On Copper
Located in Cheltenham, GB
This exquisite mid-17th-century portrait miniature depicts a gentleman, believed to be King Charles
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16th Century English School Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Copper

Original Antique Print of a Lord Nelson Portrait Miniature, circa 1900
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
A wonderful print of A Nelson portrait miniature Amazing illuminated gold Chromolithograph
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Early 1900s English Neoclassical Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Paper

Georgian Circa 1825 Gold Cannetille Portrait Miniature Mourning Bracelet
Located in Lombard, IL
Rare Georgian Circa 1820 Gold Cannetille portrait miniature mourning flexible bracelet- centralized
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Early 19th Century Georgian Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold

Georgian Child Puppy Dog Portrait Miniature Box Hand Painted Antique
Located in New York, NY
This is a very early and rare Museum Quality Georgian hand painted portrait miniature box with an
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Early 19th Century Unknown Georgian Antique Portrait Miniatures

English School Early 18th Century Portrait Miniature Painting of a Gentleman
Located in Braintree, GB
English School Early 18th Century Portrait Miniature painting of a Gentleman. Oil on card. Circa
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Early 18th Century British Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Paint

Portrait Miniature of Princess Alexandra V. Bayern, by Stieler
Located in Doylestown, PA
Portrait miniature of Princess Alexandra V. Bayern in a bronze frame, by Joseph Karl Stieler
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Early 19th Century Antique Portrait Miniatures

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Bronze

Antique Woman's Lover's Eye Portrait Miniature Brooch
Located in Downingtown, PA
.English Antique Lover's eye portrait miniature brooch. Circa 1840-50 The charming oval-shaped
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1830s Georgian Antique Portrait Miniatures

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Natural Fiber

Antique Box Hand Painted Portrait Miniature French Lady in Hat
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful dresser box with a hand painted portrait miniature of a woman in her hat. The
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19th Century Unknown Victorian Antique Portrait Miniatures

Georgian Child Flower Locket Pendant Gold Portrait Miniature Necklace
Located in New York, NY
hand painted portrait miniature of a child in a field of grass with a bouquet of roses and in a 10-12
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Early 19th Century Unknown Georgian Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Gold, 10k Gold, Rose Gold

Portrait Miniature Louis of France, '1661-1711' Le Grand Dauphin
Located in Firenze, IT
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). Louis of France (1661-1711), 'Le ...
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Early 18th Century British Georgian Antique Portrait Miniatures

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Brass

Swiss Gold Portrait Miniature, circa 1800 Attributed Anton Graff
Located in Toronto, ON
Antique Portrait Miniature original beveled crystal, Swiss, C.1800, attributed Anton Graff
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Late 18th Century Antique Portrait Miniatures

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Gold

Antique Brass & Pietra Dura Portrait Miniature Painting George Washington, 1880
Located in Portland, OR
A fine, antique brass easel with Pietra Dura panels and three portrait miniature paintings, circa
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1880s American American Empire Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Brass

Continental Portrait Miniature of a Young Girl with Tableau Locket Frame
Located in Downingtown, PA
Continental Portrait Miniature of a young girl with Tableau Locket Frame, 19th century The
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Mid-19th Century William IV Antique Portrait Miniatures

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Other

Portrait Miniature of a Young Girl, Signed Corno 1817
Located in Downingtown, PA
Portrait Miniature of a young girl, Signed Corno 1817 The large oval miniature within a gold
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Early 19th Century Georgian Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Other

Portrait Miniature French School, ca.1775 Archduchess Maria Carolina of Austria
Located in Firenze, IT
covered by the seller (customs duties included). Portrait of a lady, possibly Archduchess Maria Carolina
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Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Antique Portrait Miniatures

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Gold Plate

Swiss Gold Portrait Miniature circa 1800 Attributed to Anton Graff
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Antique Portrait Miniature original beveled crystal, Swiss, circa 1800, attributed to Anton Graff
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Late 18th Century Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Gold

19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Man with a Yellow V-Neck Collar
Located in San Francisco, CA
Fine 19th century portrait miniature of a man with a yellow V-neck collar A wonderful antique
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Late 19th Century British Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Other

Georgian Child Dove Bird Locket Pendant Portrait Miniature Necklace Hand Painted
Located in New York, NY
hand painted portrait miniature of a child with a dove bird. The portrait miniature is of the highest
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Early 19th Century Unknown Georgian Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Gilt Metal

Portrait Miniatures of a Gentleman, Edward William Thomson 'British 1770-1847'
Located in London, GB
A Portrait miniatures of a gentleman, seated wearing black in a Victorian interior. This is a
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1870s British Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Paint

Georgian Child Parrot Bird Portrait Miniature 14 Karat Gold Hand Painted Pendant
Located in New York, NY
This is a very early and rare Museum Quality Georgian hand painted portrait miniature of a girl
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Early 19th Century Unknown Georgian Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Portrait of a French Gentleman By Portrait Miniature Artist Daniel Saint
By Daniel Saint
Located in Stockholm, SE
reputation for his miniature portraits, which were characterized by their delicate detail and fine brushwork
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Early 19th Century Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Gouache

Antique French Portrait Miniature Painting Young Boy 18k Gold Silver & Diamonds
Located in Portland, OR
A fine antique French portrait miniature painting, set in an 18 karat gold and silver frame inset
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1870s French Romantic Antique Portrait Miniatures

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Gold, Silver

Antique Portrait Miniature of Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique portrait miniature of Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds Dimension: W: 6 cm H: 8 cm
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Late 17th Century British Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Animal Skin

19th Century English School Portrait Miniature of Royal Sitter King George IV
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique 19th century English school portrait miniature of Royal sitter king George IV ( 12
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19th Century British George IV Antique Portrait Miniatures

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Metal

Eugene Fontenay, Etruscan Revival Portrait Miniature and Gold Brooch
Located in New York, NY
The rectangular matte enamel portrait hand painted on porcelain, of mythological theme depicting
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Late 19th Century Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

18k Gold, Enamel

American Portrait Miniature of a Woman in a White Gown, Thomas Story Officer
Located in Downingtown, PA
American portrait miniature by Thomas Story Officer, Woman in a White Gown, Signed "T.S. Officer
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1830s American American Empire Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Ivory

Pair of Miniature Lady Portraits 19th Century French School
Located in Milan, IT
A lovely pair of portrait miniatures of two ladies, by a French skillful artist who painted in fine
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Late 19th Century French Louis Philippe Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Brass

Folk Art Portrait Miniature by Patrick Wybrant, circa 1854, American
By Patrick Wybrant
Located in Hudson, NY
States. During that time he painted watercolor portraits for prominent Massachusetts families. Wyrat
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1850s American Folk Art Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Paint

Pair Portrait Miniature Paintings, Young Lady Signed J.B. Royby
Located in London, GB
This very nice pair was painted in second half 18th century Hand painted wearing wonderful gowns, multi-strand pearl necklaces, within the original gilt metal frames. height 4 1/4...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Bronze

Victorian Spaniel Brittany Dog Ring, Portrait Miniature Dog Ring, 9k Gold
Located in PARIS, FR
Victorian Spaniel brittany dog ring in rose gold 9 karats. Antique ring with a painted miniature
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1880s Unknown Victorian Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

9k Gold, Rose Gold

American Victorian Maria Judson Strean Portrait Miniature Pendant in 15K Gold
Located in Lauderdale by the Sea, FL
miniature portrait artists, Maria Judson Strean (1865–1949). This never before seen piece of artwork was
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1890s American Victorian Antique Portrait Miniatures

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15k Gold, Rose Gold, Gold

Victorian 18K Gold Portrait Miniature Enamel Brooch with Rose Cut Diamond
Located in Venice, CA
This far-east style pin is hand painted with stunning detail in enamel. The woman pictured on the front wears golden jewelry and colorful robes. Her expression is confident and calm,...
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1880s Victorian Antique Portrait Miniatures

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Enamel, Yellow Gold

Thomas Heathfield Carrick, Miniature portrait of a gentleman
By Thomas Heathfield Carrick
Located in Harkstead, GB
A very delicately painted portrait miniature on marble of a distinguished looking gentleman. Superb
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Mid-19th Century Victorian Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Marble

Thomas Heathfield Carrick, Miniature portrait of a young gentleman
By Thomas Heathfield Carrick
Located in Harkstead, GB
A very delicately painted portrait miniature on marble of a handsome young gentleman. Superb detail
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Mid-19th Century Victorian Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Marble

Portrait Miniature of Sir George Douglas, Baronet by J.C.D. Engleheart, 1821
By John Cox Dillman Engleheart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A very fine likeness of handsome nobleman Sir George Douglas, inscribed on the reverse "Engelheart fecit 1824 London." The painting is contained in a beautifully cast bronze doré fra...
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1820s English Regency Antique Portrait Miniatures

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Bronze

Set of Bois Durci Portrait Roundels, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
particularly well-suited to these intricate and detailed portrait miniatures, these Bois Durci roundels feature
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Late 19th Century French Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Plastic, Hardwood

Miniature Child Portrait Pendant Gold
Located in Dublin, IE
Very nice quality work this miniature portrait of a child. Signed by Joseph Parent 1832. The frame
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1830s French Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Gold

  • Miniature Child Portrait Pendant Gold
  • Miniature Child Portrait Pendant Gold
  • Miniature Child Portrait Pendant Gold
  • Miniature Child Portrait Pendant Gold
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H 1.58 in. Dm 1.38 in.
18th century portrait of the artist’s daughter, Catharina, playing the cello
By Balthasar Denner
Located in Bath, Somerset
in Hamburg which was at that time part of Denmark. He began as a painter of portrait miniatures and
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Miniatures

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Canvas, Oil

Pair of 19th Century Miniature Portraits of Napoleon and Josephine
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A lovely pair of miniature portraits of Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine De Beauharnais. The
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1870s European Empire Revival Antique Portrait Miniatures

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Ormolu

French Miniature Portrait of Marie Antoinette
Located in London, GB
This portrait miniature, which depicts Marie Antoinette, is after a famous original by Le Brun. The
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Portrait Miniatures

Materials

Metal, Enamel

  • French Miniature Portrait of Marie Antoinette
  • French Miniature Portrait of Marie Antoinette
  • French Miniature Portrait of Marie Antoinette
  • French Miniature Portrait of Marie Antoinette
H 13.78 in. W 9.45 in. D 0.79 in.
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Antique Portrait Miniatures For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of antique portrait miniatures available for sale. The range of distinct antique portrait miniatures — often made from metal, wood and paint — can elevate any home. Antique portrait miniatures have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. Antique portrait miniatures made by Victorian designers — as well as those associated with Empire — are very popular at 1stDibs. Many antique portrait miniatures are appealing in their simplicity, but John Cox Dillman Engleheart, De Herck and Dresden Porcelain produced popular antique portrait miniatures that are worth a look.

How Much are Antique Portrait Miniatures?

Prices for antique portrait miniatures start at $89 and top out at $31,420 with the average selling for $1,436.
Questions About Antique Portrait Miniatures
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Miniature portraits were first painted on a variety of mediums, some of the more popular being vellum, and card or cardboard. Paintings would typically be done in watercolor. Later painting in enamel on metal became a classic medium for painting miniature portraits. On 1stDibs, find an array of authentic miniature portraits.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Miniature portraits are made with a mix of powdered glass, metal oxides and oil which makes a paste. This paste is painted color by color onto a base. Each color layer is fired in a kiln, one at a time. You’ll find a variety of miniature portraits from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.