Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


English: Artist Unknown

 

 

Georgian Era sepia-toned mourning miniature depicting a funerary urn emblazoned with the initial "T"

Georgian Era Sepia-Toned Mourning Miniature
Depicting a Funerary Urn Emblazoned with the Initial "T";
to the Reverse is a gold cipher with the initials "MWM",
Plated Hair and an Engraved Motto, which Reads,
"Une Marque de Reconnoissance" a Mark of Remembrance"

circa 1790
Artist unknown

3/4 x 1 3/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a navette-shaped gold brooch with a surround of blue enamel and split pearls

Formerly in the Collection of Marielle Soni (1972-2023;
independent curator, art consultant and collector), Melbourne Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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