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American/British School
(First/Second Quarter 19th Century)

Four Portrait Miniatures

each watercolor and gouache
including "Melissa Phelps Dodge (1806-1903) of New York, New York", 1827, sitter's name inscribed en verso; "Gentleman in White Cravat"; "Lady in Black Dress with White Lace"; and "Gentleman in Black Cravat", reverse with plaited hair.
All four glazed in oval pendants, overall 3-1/4" x 2-3/4", 2-3/4" x 2-3/8", 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" and 2-3/4" x 2-1/8", respectively.
All four with original bi-fold case, 3-1/2" x 3" to 4" x 3".
All four together in a glass and wood presentation case, 12" x 18".

Provenance: Estate of Dr. Carroll Ball, Jackson, Mississippi.

Notes: Melissa Phelps Dodge was the daughter of New York entrepreneur Anson Greene Phelps (1781-1853) and wife of William Dodge, Sr. (1805-1883). Phelps and his two British sons-in-law William Dodge, Sr. and Daniel James (1801-1876) established a lucrative American mining corporation that began in 1834 as an import-export firm in tin, zinc, copper and lead roofing plates.

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American/British School (First Half 19th Century)

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