Up for sale is a beautiful, antique, miniature portrait in a stunning frame. The frame itself is made of 935 Sterling Silver and has been gilt with gold. It is marked on the back 935, STERLING, and GERMANY. The front is covered in beautiful enamel work. It features a black and white border around a red interior.
The white and red sections also have a pattern to them. The red section also features a floral design in each corner that has a raised texture. The frame appears to have been made for the portrait itself as it is sealed inside with soldered braces.
The viewing port for the portrait measures 1½ in diameter. The portrait itself is of a young woman wearing a beautiful corseted dress with matching hat. It is signed to the lower right Rossi. Looking through a jeweler's loupe you can see the brush strokes that appear to be on canvas.
Via Google I kept coming back to 2 artists that did miniatures dating between the late 18th-19th centuries. One Italian artist Pietro de Rossi, one English born Russian artist Alexander M. I can verify that whoever made the frame and did the painting cared about what they were doing. There is not any damage to the portrait as far as I can see.
The glass is free from cracks and breaks, although it does have some light surface scratching. The enamel is also free from damage, but also has light surface scratching. The gold guilding is worn in areas with the front being the worst. There should be a line on both sides of the black enamel and also around the viewing area. The back also has areas of loss.
The frame stands on a single arm and measures 2 9/16 square. Overall it would make a beautiful addition to anyone's collection. All items I sell have been acquired through flea markets, auctions, garage sales, bartering and more so I cannot guarantee them to be from a pet/smoke free home.
Please read the description and view all pictures thoroughly. Thank you for looking at my item and have a great day.
The item "Gilt 935 Sterling Silver Miniature Portrait Signed Rossi Enamel Guilloche Frame" is in sale since Monday, July 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "thriftymatts" and is located in Adrian, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States.