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Cat. No. 06


1787 MINIATURE PORTRAIT of a LADY ('Miss Burns') with SEPIA MOURNING PENDANT on BACK: A Lady, wearing white dress with lace-trimmed fichu and blue bow at her breast, her hair curled and powdered. Gold frame, the reverse glazed to reveal mourning miniature of an angel above a funerary urn on a plinth inscribed Not lost/but gone/before, painted on ivory with ivory, gold threads, split pearls and hair. together with a Lady, wearing white dress, a bandeau in her curled and powdered hair, gold frame, the reverse with glazed aperture to reveal plaited hair. mounted in a heavily gold plated frame with a full sized three dimensional sepia mourning picture to the reverse. the picture is dated 1787.  This is a rare mourning piece.The minature is high quality as you can see, but shows no signature.

Due to delicate construction, I have not examined portrait outside of frame.

Possibly doing so might reveal some details of the sitter or the artist.


Creation Year: 1787

Measurements: 2.8 x 2.2 inches

Style: Portrait Miniature

Technique: watercolours on Ivory

Inscription: 'Miss Burns

Provenance: Bonhams, London 2008


Condition: In very good overall condition. The frame has a small nick at the top and minor plate loss at the base edge. The sepia picture has some missing seed pearls and a piece of gold wire is also missing from the right of the tomb.


Please note: Shipping and insurance costs are not included in this offer.

(please note additional 16% tax applies for transactions concluded within Israel)



* 2-3 days door-to-door shipment, professionally packed and shipped with EMS worldwide: 87,78 GBP + insurance 1,8% of item price

* Cheaper alternative: professionally packed and shipped with regular Israeli mail - upon request under  (OBS: In this case maximal refunded insurance value is GBP 100).




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