George Patten ARA (British, 1801-1855)
A Gentleman, wearing blue coat, white waistcoat, frilled lace chemise and tied stock, his cropped hair powdered.
Gold frame with dark blue and white enamel borders set with gilt metal leaves between powder blue and pink enamel ovals, the reverse with border of blue glass surrounding gold-mounted oval aperture, glazed to reveal seed pearl initials WJ on plaited hair; together with a miniature of a Lady, wearing white dress and double-stranded pearl necklace, her hair curled and upswept, (English School, circa 1810), gold frame, the reverse glazed to reveal sprays of hair set with gilt-wire and split seed pearls on opalescent glass, brooch pin attachment.
Oval, 50mm (1 15/16in) and 54mm (2 1/8in) high respectively (2)
Provenance: the former sold Bonhams, London, 19 February 1998, lot 185; the latter sold Bonhams, London, 19 June 1996, lot 110.