A lovely antique 19th century French enamel on copper miniature portrait. Depicting a charming interior genre scene. Portraying a mother and her children. At her feet is an adorable dog.A beautifully executed enamel with fine details and lovely colors. The art of kiln-fired enamel is a painstaking process.
Such exquisite detail and color require a very skilled hand and knowledge acquired through years of practice. The enamel is first applied in brushstrokes of powders in muted tones on a convex copper plaque, which is then kiln-fired and the powders melt and harden to a finish similar to glass or glazed porcelain. Prong set within an ebonized wooden frame with gilt bronze or brass trim. In overall good condition with general wear.Having a loop ring for hanging display. Measures 4 1/2" length x 3 3/4" width. Welcome to the Antique Boutique. Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles. We describe everything to the best of our ability and the pictures form part of the description. We try to gather as much information about the item before listing, in an effort to offer you with an accurate and honest description.
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