French School, circa 1780
Two portrait miniatures of Ladies: the first, wearing white dress with full-length sheer sleeves, pink laced bodice and pink ribbon bows to her sleeves, white lace trim to her décolleté and matching lace kerchief draped around her shoulders and tied at her corsage, powdered wig; the second wearing sky blue dress with frilled trim to her sleeve and a white lace bow at her corsage, white slip edged with lace, her powdered wig dressed with pink roses and white plumes.
The first portrait miniature housed in a gilt-metal fausse-montre locket frame; the second housed in a gilt-metal frame with mother-of-pearl panel to the reverse.
Oval, 51mm (2in) and 44mm (1 3/4in) high respectively (2)
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