Microminiature Lady

Enamel on Gold


Painted in enamel on gold, the portrait is set under domed crystal in a gold pendant frame bordered with seed pearls and with a pierced ribbon surmount likewise inset with tiny seed pearls. Also under domed crystal on the reverse is a charming sepia painting on ivory of a house in a river landscape with a spired church in the distance, possibly representing the lady’s family estate.

Item Ref. 7139

Provenance: Sotheby's, 1981 ; The Gordon Collection - Christie's, 2007