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Ref  MM1  Georgian Portrait Miniature Pendant

A fine quality watercolour miniature of a young female with hazel eyes in green habit with her hair in ringlets, circa 1810 - 1820. My jeweller has taken the miniature out of the mount and it is signed on the reverse J T Mitch. This is for J.T. Mitchell, a well known British-American miniaturist who exhibited in London between 1798 and 1830 and who was also active in Baltimore, USA. Examples of his work are in museums in both the UK and the USA. The miniature is in a gold pendant mount, backed by cobalt blue glass and under crystal. It is in its original case with a label for a Pecks, Jeweller, 9 Cockspur Street, London. The pendant measures 2 and 1/4 inches by 1 and 3/4 inches and is immaculate. Marcia Pointon, the art historian, has pointed out that the fashion for wearing miniatures close to the body, on the neck or wrist or finger, was revived by Queen Charlotte soon after her marriage to George III. Such a high profile act immediately made the wearing of miniatures immensely fashionable.

£1150




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signature on reverse of miniature

     

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