Cat. No. 39
1830's AMERICAN (?) PORTRAIT MINIATURE PIN WITH HAIR on the back: A beautiful hand painted portrait with great detail. I'm guessing from his costume that its from the 1830's. On the back are beautiful "Prince of Wales" style hair feather with gold wire work and seed pearls.
(Provenence: frome the USA, vendor stated: “The elderly lady who sold the portrait miniature to me was named Letty Sample, it was a family piece and her ancestors were from England).
The Sample Family origin: Scottish. First found in Renfrewshire where they were seated from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects. theu migrate to the USA, some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants: John Semple settled in Charlston S.C. in 1772, Alexander, Francis, Hugh, James, John, Joseph, Lewis, Mathew, Robert, Samuel and William Sempel all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870. The family Crest of the Sampler’s appears with Knits Shild with the moto “ Keep tryst”.
Creation Year: c1830
Measurements: 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches
Style: Portrait Miniature
Technique: watercolours on Ivory
Provenance: Private Collection
(vendor stated: “The elderly lady who sold the portrait miniature to me was named Letty Sample, it was a family piece and her ancestors were from England).
Condition: In very good overall condition.
Price: EUR 3,500
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 importantminiatures@.com (OBS: In this case maximal refunded insurance value is GBP 100).