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Premier Auction - Session II - September 16, 2023

Sat, Sep 16, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 1013

Clarissa Peters Russell Three Miniatures

Estimate: $18,000 - $20,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

(American, 1809-1854)

Three Portrait Miniatures of Young Girls in Red Dresses, apparently unsigned, watercolor on ivory, 2 x 1-3/4 in.;  2-1/4 x 1-7/8 in.; 2-3/8 x 2 in.; in original brass hair locket frames, 2-3/4 x 2 in.; 3-1/2 x 2-1/4 in.; 3-1/4 x 2-1/4 in.

Provenance: Frank Miele, New York; Property from the John B. Schorsch Collection

Note: â—‰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.


not examined out of sealed frames; the first has slipped slightly within the frame, revealing a small fragment of the backing at top edge, includes hair in locket; the second also has slipped in its frame, revealing a dark backing at left, top and bottom edges, no hair present in locket; the third with some discoloration at left and right edges, no hair present in locket; all frames with wear commensurate with age

Frank Miele, New York; Property from the John B. Schorsch Collection