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Continental/American School
(Fourth Quarter 18th/First Half 19th Century)

Five Folk Art Portraits

each watercolor/gouache
including John Austin (1757-1820), Silversmith of Philadelphia and Charleston"; "Woman with Pearls and White Lace Bonnet", inscribed "Strobl" on frame backing; "Beauty with an Off-Shoulder Dress", 1851, inscribed "Emanuele..." and dated on frame backing; "Lady in Profile"; and "Gentleman with Powdered Hair and a Blue Coat", each unsigned.
Each glazed and framed.
sights 2" x 1-5/8" to 3-1/2" x 2-7/8", framed 2-1/2" x 4" to 3-1/2" x 2-7/8".
All together in a wood and glass presentation case, 12" x 18"

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

Notes: According to silversmith directories and biographies, John Austin, born in England, was an apprentice in Hartford, Connecticut, ca. 1770, before opening his own shop in Philadelphia in 1802 that sold flatware, jewelry and creampots. In 1808-1809, he moved to Charleston, South Carolina, and established a well-recognized jewelry shop. Austin is buried in Trinity Methodist Church Yard in Charleston.

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Continental School (late 18th/early 19th Century)

Estimate $400 - $700Nov 8, 2018