Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Curiosity

'Signed' miniature on ivory in Belle Epoque frame - a well made fake

Usually housed in 'piano key' frames, these 'decorative' miniatures are very common but are still collectible.

The 'signature' gives an air of authenticity

The overpainting over the printed base can easily be seen 

The back of the miniature showing the ivory striations 

The back of the frame - a bevelled mirror.
Such a lot of work went into this piece that it is a pity that it does not contain a properly painted miniature!
Offers anyone?!!

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