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A very interesting portrait on organic material. Engraving on the reverse of the case provides the following information "Captain William Oakley died 30 January 1811, Aged 71". The reverse also has a glazed aperture. Oakley is dressed in a Royal Navy uniform. The pinchbeck case, although somewhat later than when the portrait was done, itself deserves special mention, with beautiful cobalt enameling and pearls, all set in a gold surround. A pin and loop was added, probably at or close to the time this was painted, to allow this to be worn as a brooch.
No condition issues worth mentioning at all. Sight size is 1 3/16" by 1", and the overall size is 1 5/8" by 1 9/16".

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    Striking Miniature Portrait of a Captain c1790

    Estimate $1,500 - $2,000May 23
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