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Superb Antique French Gem Portrait Miniature, Handsome c.1750-70s Gentleman, 18th c.
Superb Antique French Gem Portrait Miniature, Handsome c.1750-70s Gentleman, 18th c.
Superb Antique French Gem Portrait Miniature, Handsome c.1750-70s Gentleman, 18th c.
Superb Antique French Gem Portrait Miniature, Handsome c.1750-70s Gentleman, 18th c.
Superb Antique French Gem Portrait Miniature, Handsome c.1750-70s Gentleman, 18th c.
Superb Antique French Gem Portrait Miniature, Handsome c.1750-70s Gentleman, 18th c.
Superb Antique French Gem Portrait Miniature, Handsome c.1750-70s Gentleman, 18th c.
Superb Antique French Gem Portrait Miniature, Handsome c.1750-70s Gentleman, 18th c.
Superb Antique French Gem Portrait Miniature, Handsome c.1750-70s Gentleman, 18th c.

Superb Antique French Gem Portrait Miniature, Handsome c.1750-70s Gentleman, 18th c.

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A superb but unsigned mid-1700s portrait of a gentleman with astounding detail. This is a tiny painting, in a small and early wood frame (measurements noted on our photos). Surely someone contemporary to Louis XV or XVI, latest, a pre-French Revolutionary person of account, the confidence showing in his every feature. I purchased him along with a stunningly beautiful woman in similar frame, shown in the final group photo on this listing. She must certainly have been his wife, lover, sister. However, variations in size offers me the decision to sell the two separately. Please look for both if you wish to have the pair.  No identification on either one, but exceptional miniatures.

Very good to excellent condition for age and type. Moving toward 300 years for this one. You see a tiny few specs of dust, the old miniature is sealed from backside so I did not open to clean the cover glass nor to look for a signature on rim, perhaps, or info tucked within the sealed backing. I will leave that to his next owner. That face is just 3/4" from chin to his hairline - exquisite miniature!