(18th/19th century) Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman, apparently unsigned, watercolor on ivory, with glass cover verso revealing braided hair and the initial "K" in gold, fitted as a brooch, 1-3/4 x 1-1/2 in. oval; gold case the same dimensions Note: ◉This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state and/or local law. Prospective bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer is solely responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses or permits from federal, state and/or local authorities applicable to their purchase or transport of the object. Please note that bidders in New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinoceros horn.
Provenance: Private Collection, St. Louis, Missouri
not examined out of case due to the delicacy of the case, appears to be in good condition commensurate with age; case with abrasions near pin, apparent loss to one pin head making it difficult to open