|Peggy McClard Antiques
Americana & Folk Art
A current favorite of mine, this stunning 18th century portrait
miniature is of a young girl with soulful brown eyes cast to the
observer's right. Her peaked cap and low cut blue dress with a
tight bodice and sash at the waist date this watercolor on ivory
portrait to circa 1760. The dress is edged with a small frill of
lace and her cap is adorned with a blue ribbon that matches her dress.
This exquisite tiny portrait miniature was originally a bracelet.
The bracelet clasp from the bottom is long missing, but the clasp
remains at the top and has been cleverly fitted with a short chain which
enables this early miniature to be hung on the wall. This tiny
treasure measures a mere 2 3/4" x 2 1/8", not including the chain.
The back of the jewel casing is gilt metal and scratched, as you can see
in the photo below. This is a really early piece in very good
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