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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 blue coat, with white silk scarf, measures 2" wide x 2.5" high. Framed in a later (19t...
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Antique 18th Century American American Classical Models and Miniatures

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Giltwood, Glass

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 woman is wearing elaborate jewelry and a golden tiara. The miniature measures 1.5" ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Russian Models and Miniatures

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Other

Portrait Miniature Pendant with Gold Frame, Late 18th Century
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). The pendant holding a late 18th ce...
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Antique 1790s English Georgian Models and Miniatures

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Ivory

Jacques Bisson Portrait Miniature
Located in Braintree, GB
Jacques Bisson d.1737. French School early 18th.Century. Portrait miniature painting. Body-color on the card. Signed and dated 1723 verso. 8.5 cm. Provenance: Bonhams London 13...
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Antique Early 18th Century Paintings

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Paint

  • Jacques Bisson Portrait Miniature
  • Jacques Bisson Portrait Miniature
  • Jacques Bisson Portrait Miniature
  • 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". The velvet lined mat measures 3.75" x 5". The portrait is in very good condition. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Late Victorian Models and Miniatures

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Paper

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 with a folky painting of a young girl wearing an ocher dress with blue ribbons on the ...
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Antique 1840s American Folk Art Paintings

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Other

  • American Portrait Miniature of a Young Girl
  • American Portrait Miniature of a Young Girl
  • American Portrait Miniature of a Young Girl
  • American Portrait Miniature of a Young Girl
H 2.5 in. W 1.75 in. D 0.13 in.
Rapetti Portrait Miniature-Charleston Interest
Located in Doylestown, PA
Portrait miniature of a young woman from the Gourdin family, Charleston, C.G. Rapetti (Italian, 19th century). Watercolor, framed in case, signed: C.G. Rapetti Turin. Provenance: Pro...
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Antique 19th Century American Paintings

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Paint

  • Rapetti Portrait Miniature-Charleston Interest
  • Rapetti Portrait Miniature-Charleston Interest
  • Rapetti Portrait Miniature-Charleston Interest
  • Rapetti Portrait Miniature-Charleston Interest
H 1.63 in. W 1.25 in. D .013 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 man with blonde hair and blue eyes. The miniature sits loosely in the frame. The f...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Models and Miniatures

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Other

Antique Portrait Miniatures of Fashionable Lady
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). Enamel portrait of a lady with pow...
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Early 20th Century English Victorian Models and Miniatures

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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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Antique Early 1800s American American Classical Models and Miniatures

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Gold

Antique Portrait Miniatures of Fashionable Lady
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). Enamel portrait of a lady with lon...
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Early 20th Century English Victorian Models and Miniatures

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Ebony

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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Antique Late 17th Century German Baroque Models and Miniatures

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Copper

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 porcelain plaque is a beautiful and skillful wall hanging portrait of Ruth. It is house...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Baroque Paintings

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Porcelain, Giltwood

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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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Models and Miniatures

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Oak

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, Germany (1781-1858), signed on the front, titled, and signed again on the back. Finely d...
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Antique Early 19th Century Paintings

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Bronze

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 rectangular-form watercolor portrait miniature is painted with a young girl with brow...
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Antique Mid-19th Century William IV Paintings

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Other

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. In original beautiful bronze molded frame. Image size: 3 3/4" H x 3" W.
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Paintings

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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. In original beautiful bronze molded frame. Image size: 3 3/4" H x 3" W.
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Antique Early 18th Century European Baroque Paintings

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Shell, Paint

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 frame and raised hanging loop depicts a young girl facing to the front left wearing ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Georgian Paintings

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Other

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.1720. 4.3 cms. Provenance Timothy Clowes Collection.
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Antique Early 18th Century British Paintings

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Paint

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 oil portrait of a distinguished gentleman. Dimensions 2.5" x 3". (with frame). ...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Paintings

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Other

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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Antique Early 18th Century British Georgian Models and Miniatures

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Brass

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 1880. The brass easel of triangular form and finely pierced and engraved, having thr...
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Antique 1880s American American Empire Paintings

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Brass

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 Watercolour that has been well painted, by Edward William Thomson (1770-1847) signed an...
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Antique 1870s British Paintings

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Paint

Portrait Miniature French School, ca.1775 Archduchess Maria Carolina of Austria
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). Portrait of a lady, possibly Archd...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Models and 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, depicting a boy with pull toy and orange tree, foliate gold (tests as 18-karat) fra...
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Antique Late 18th Century Collectible Jewelry

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Gold

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 In miniature is depicted Thomas Osborne, wearing a suit of armour. Watercolour ...
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Antique Late 17th Century British Paintings

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Animal Skin

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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Antique Late 18th Century French Paintings

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Bronze

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 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) half-length, in red coat and wearing the Order of the Garter...
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Antique 19th Century British George IV Paintings

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Metal

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 pointille technique on paper this pair of portraits in the 1870s circa. Set in tw...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis Philippe Models and Miniatures

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Brass

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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Antique 1820s English Regency Paintings

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Bronze

Antique Miniature Portrait with an 18-Karat Yellow Gold Frame & Fitted Case
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This well executed miniature portrait was made in England in approximately 1900 in the period Edwardian style and comes with its original fitted leather case. The painting is unsigne...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Edwardian Models and Miniatures

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Gold

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 current miniature is finely and skillfully painted, rendering an accurate represen...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Paintings

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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.
A Rare Anglo Indian Double Miniature Portrait Picture Frame, Circa 1890
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
The freestanding cartouche-shaped tinned copper frame embossed overall with scrolling leafy vines surrounding a pair of open oval reserves flanked on either side by embossed motifs o...
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Antique Late 19th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Picture Frames

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Copper, Tin

Early 19th Century French Gold Box with Enamel and Miniature Portrait
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting another gorgeous little early 19th century, French Powder-Snuff Box. Box made with 18-carat Gold with beautiful chasing around the sides. Hinged lid profusely inlaid wi...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Grand Tour Jewelry Boxes

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Gold, Enamel

French Enamel Portrait Plaque of 'Night' in Enamel Frame
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
French enamel portrait plaque of 'Night' in enamel frame, fine transitional Art Nouveau to Art Deco Enamel work. The enameled beauty portrayed in landscape with the moon and stars, s...
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Early 20th Century French Belle Époque Models and Miniatures

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Metal, Copper

Group of Bois Durci Portrait Roundels, French, Second Half 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This set of Bois Durci portrait roundels consists of a variety of profile portraits, some in gilt-metal frames, and a larger roundel of a lady playing the organ set within a laurel f...
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Antique 1860s French Models and Miniatures

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Plastic, Hardwood

19th Century English Painted Portrait in a Box Signed by Chester Dennery
Located in Esbeek, NL
First half of the 19th century painted portrait, depicting Newark Hudson. Signed by Chester Dennery, England. Bronze gilded frame.
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Antique Early 19th Century English Models and Miniatures

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Paint

Fine Miniature Portrait by Hélène Faure
Located in Worcester, GB
Fine miniature portrait by Hélène Faure (1878-1932) Fine portrait. Oil on ivory. Signed by the artist in white. Beautiful quality and workmanship. Set in engraved yellow met...
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Early 20th Century European Collectible Jewelry

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Paint

  • Fine Miniature Portrait by Hélène Faure
  • Fine Miniature Portrait by Hélène Faure
  • Fine Miniature Portrait by Hélène Faure
  • Fine Miniature Portrait by Hélène Faure
H 1.58 in. W 1.58 in. D 0.4 in.
Pair of Miniature Portraits in Giltwood Frames
Located in New York, NY
2 portraits, late 18th century, oil on board.
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Antique 1790s English George III Paintings

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Pine, Giltwood

19th Century Bronze Miniature Portrait Frame
Located in Delft, NL
A 19th century bronze miniature portrait frame. A French oval hand-painted portrait of a lady in a bronze frame, behind convex glass. Crowned with laurel wreath and ribbon on the...
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Antique 19th Century French Picture Frames

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Miniature Portrait Frame
  • 19th Century Bronze Miniature Portrait Frame
  • 19th Century Bronze Miniature Portrait Frame
  • 19th Century Bronze Miniature Portrait Frame
H 3.63 in. W 2.96 in. D 2.56 in.
Set of '6' Gallery Wall Framed Miniature Portraits
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Set of (6) Gallery Wall Framed Miniature Portraits. #1 Vintage Porcelain Hand Painted Tile Framed in a Circle of Wood Hand painted in blue Stamped in the back: Hand Painted Made ...
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Vintage 1980s European Bohemian Decorative Art

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Gold Leaf

Miniature Portrait of a French Gentleman Dated 1825
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A finely painted oval miniature portrait on porcelain of a wealthy/aristocratic gentleman from the second empire period in France. The portrait is in an oval gilt bronze frame set in...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Paintings

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Porcelain

Miniature Portrait of a Distinguished Lady, Signed Stieler
Located in Delft, NL
Miniature portrait of a distinguished lady, signed Stieler. Bronze frame behind oval round glass, 19th century Signed Stieler, Joseph Karl Stieler (1781- Mainz - 1858 Munich) was...
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Antique 19th Century German Picture Frames

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Bronze

19th Century Miniature Portrait on Bone
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a very good, detailed oval miniature portrait of a gentleman painted on bone, 19th century.
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Other Paintings

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Bone

  • 19th Century Miniature Portrait on Bone
  • 19th Century Miniature Portrait on Bone
  • 19th Century Miniature Portrait on Bone
  • 19th Century Miniature Portrait on Bone
H 8.33 in. W 6.75 in. D 0.07 in.
19th Century Miniature Portrait on Porcelain
Located in San Francisco, CA
Fine 19th century miniature portrait on porcelain of a beautiful young woman A finely detailed portrait of a young woman with short auburn hair and a gold head band. The porcel...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Paintings

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Porcelain

  • 19th Century Miniature Portrait on Porcelain
  • 19th Century Miniature Portrait on Porcelain
  • 19th Century Miniature Portrait on Porcelain
  • 19th Century Miniature Portrait on Porcelain
H 2.75 in. W 2.5 in. D 0.5 in.
C.1895 French Sedan Carriage Clock with Miniature Portraits
Located in Greenlawn, NY
Maker: R & Co., Paris – Clockmaker Cotton – Artist Case: The large cast Rococo style gilt-bronze sedan style case is elaborately decorated with scrolling foliage, both in rel...
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Early 20th Century French Carriage Clocks and Travel Clocks

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Bronze

Miniature Framed Portrait of a Lady Painted on Porcelain
Located in Delft, NL
Miniature framed portrait of a lady painted on porcelain An oak wooden frame with in oval placed porcelain plaque, painted with a scene of a lady wearing a hat with flowers. Fren...
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Antique 19th Century French Decorative Art

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Porcelain, Wood

Pair of Vintage Italian Miniature Portraits Both Signed
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A pair of Italian miniature portraits with ebonized wooden frames. The portraits measures 1.2 inch in diameter. Purchased between 1940-1960 at Savarese Art Shop in Sorrento Italy. Bo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Edwardian Paintings

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Wood

Miniature Portrait, Watercolor on Paper, of a British Officer, C. 1810
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
A miniature portrait, watercolor on paper, of a British officer in uniform with wonderful detail. c. 1810. Dark stained boxwood frame. Corner nibble 4 1/2" x 4 3/8" x 5/8" We have...
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Antique Early 19th Century Paintings

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Paint

"Beautiful Young Lady"- portrait in miniature-in Period Frame
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Miniature portrait of a beautiful young lady in a bone frame with a repoussé inner gilt brass filet. The portrait is hand painted on bone and retains its original crown glass. (This...
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Antique 1860s French Victorian Paintings

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Brass

19th Century Miniature Framed English Victorian Lady Portrait
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian miniature oil painting portrait on bone of a seated lady wearing a black dress in leather case (signed: Charles J BASEBE 1841).  
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Paintings

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Leather

19th Century French Victorian Miniature Framed Watercolor Portrait
Located in New York, NY
Late 19th Century French Victorian oval miniature watercolor on vellum portrait of a woman with a light blue dress in an ebonized frame.  
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Antique Late 19th Century French Victorian Paintings

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Wood

Antique French Art Nouveau Brass Frame Miniature Handpainted Portrait
Located in Toledo, OH
Antique French style Art Nouveau brass framed handprinted miniature portrait. Frame has semi nude maidens with cornucopias and an urn with flame. Mythical figural center mask. Very g...
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20th Century Unknown Art Nouveau Paintings

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Brass

Antique Framed Oval Miniature Portraits Lady & Gentleman with Dog
Located in Toledo, OH
Two antique miniature oval portraits in a pieced frame of a lady and a man with a dog. Very nice condition. Images measure 2.5" x 3.25" and Overall size 5.38" x 8.63". This piece ha...
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Aesthetic Movement Paintings

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Glass

Vintage French Bronze Frame Gold Dore Miniature Painted Portrait
Located in Toledo, OH
Hand painted miniature portrait of a woman in a yellow gown. French bronze frame with gold dore finish. Image measures 1.69" W x 1.69" H and Overall Dimensions: .5" depth x 3.13" W x...
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Aesthetic Movement Paintings

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Bronze

19th Century Antique Miniature Painted, Portrait of Children
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Refined miniature oil painted on media not recognized. Painted with brush tip executed with detail details. Portrait of two children probably brother and sister. On the back the two ...
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Antique 1880s French Decorative Art

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Bone

Dutch Early 19th Century Silver Double Miniature Portrait Frame
Located in Delft, NL
Dutch 19th Century silver double miniature portrait frame. A double portrait in a silver frame. On the back which is gilded with the text Souvenir 1820. Souvenir - or the meaning...
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Antique Early 19th Century Dutch Picture Frames

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Silver

19th Century Bronze Miniature Portrait Frame by Jean Derval
Located in Delft, NL
A 19th century bronze miniature portrait frame by Jean Derval A French hand-painted portrait of a lady, probably Miss Viddom in a bronze frame, behind convex glass. Crowned with a...
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Antique 19th Century French Picture Frames

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Bronze

Early 19th Century Fancy Maiden Miniature Portrait Embroidered Frame
Located in Wallkill, NY
Hand painted early 19th century miniature under glass. Finely painted details on this lovely lady. In a brass oval frame, with floral embroidery surround. Painting measures 2.5 in x...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Regency Paintings

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Metal

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Portrait Miniatures For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of portrait miniatures for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique portrait miniatures was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, wood and bone. 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. Portrait miniatures are generally popular furniture pieces, but Victorian, Regency and Empire styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Portrait miniatures have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by John Cox Dillman Engleheart and Dresden Porcelain are consistently popular.

How Much are Portrait Miniatures?

Prices for portrait miniatures start at $175 and top out at $17,738 with the average selling for $1,250.
Questions About Portrait Miniatures
  • 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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    In the 1800s, miniatures were small portraits. People commissioned them to give as gifts to their loved ones to carry with them. In this way, miniatures were similar to modern wallet photographs. On 1stDibs, find a range of miniature portraits.