Circle of Richard Crosse (British, 1742-1810)
A Gentleman, wearing emerald green coat and waistcoat with gold buttons and trim, white chemise, stock and lace cravat, his powdered wig worn en queue and tied with a black ribbon bow.
Gilt-metal frame with border, pierced ribbon cresting and suspension loop of seed pearls, brooch pin attachment to the reverse; together with a portrait miniature of a lady, wearing blue dress, matching blue ribbon bow to her corsage, white lace trim to her chemise, a portrait miniature fastened to her bodice and suspended from her black ribbon choker by a black cord, her hair rolled and upswept, dressed with strands of pearls and a white ribbon bow (Continental School, circa 1760), gilt-metal frame with border and suspension loop of seed pearls, the reverse glazed with brooch pin attachment.
Oval, 35mm (1 3/8in) and 43mm (1 11/16in) high respectively (2)
- Please note, the second miniature in this lot is indistinctly signed J ** G **