John Donaldson (1737-1801)
Portrait of a lady, her natural hair worn à la conseilleur, wearing a lace fichu and lace-trimmed gold and cream dress
miniature on ivory, with an aquamarine enamel back with hair back enclosed by seed pearls, oval
5.5 x 4.5cm
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Sold for £500
The back is attached with sellotape. The miniature is yellowed and faded with staining at the edges. There is a flake of paint loss lower left. Some cracking to the dark paint by the left edges. Some light surface scratches, specks and dots of surface dirt. Some pale mould or dust in lower section. The glass is scratched and dirty and the case shows signs of wear. The hair verso has areas of dark sticky glue. Old sticky labels verso.
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Auction: Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale - Live Online, Tue, 14th Sep 2021
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