Miniature on Ivory Brooch, 19th Century.
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Miniature on Ivory Brooch, 19th Century.
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Oval miniature on ivory featuring a young boy wearing a brown suit and lace collar. He is set on a solid brown background. The miniature was painted with small pointillist strokes, and the buttons are highlighted with gold. The intricately sculpted gold frame is ringed with pearls. The frame has a hook on the back which allows it to be worn as a brooch. Inscription on the back: "Antonio Lopez de Fonseca né à Amsterdam le 1er avril 1776 mort à Malines le 12 octobre 1857". (Antonio Lopez de Fonseca born in Amsterdam on 1 April 1776, died in Malines on 12 October 1857). Weight: 1 oz (28 g) L: 2 in (5 cm) W: 1.7 in (4.4 cm) H: 0.2 in (0.5 cm) Work from the early 19th century. Price: 1900€ REF:6685


Miniature on Ivory Brooch, 19th Century.