Amazing & Rare PAIR of antique hand painted Limoges enamel portrait miniatures on convex copper panels, stunning regal man & woman with vibrant metallic accenting, exquisite detail and displayed in gilt gesso on wood picture frames! Quite rare to find a matched pair and in such magnificent condition! A stunning museum quality pair of miniature portraits, decorated with such elegance all around and with vivid metallic or foil enamel accents to the clothing, etc.. Each portrait is hand painted on a slightly convex copper plaque, worked by a true master. I've tried to include crisp, clear enlarged photos with a scanned image of each so you can really appreciate the masterful artistry. Stunning, rare, don't miss them!
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. So rare to find old museum pieces of this quality enamel work without a lot of damage.I did remove the enamel plaques from the frame, included photos, and there appear to be just a bit of chipping visible at the corners (that are covered by the frame anyway). No hairline cracks, no notable damage or repairs. Exceptional quality. The frames appear to be original, the one with the female subject has a small portion fo the base molding missing from the right side. See pictures for all measurements.