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Set in the original gold bracelet clasp frame with split pearl border
Oval, 1 1/2 inches high
This miniature is in remarkable condition and has not faded like so many of Meyer’s work have.
The 3rd Irish Horse, or Carabiniers, became in 1788 the 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers). As a regiment of Horse, they wore coats with lapels, and a laced waistcoat of the same colour as their facings. Their facings were pale yellow, with silver laced button holes. The single epaulette on the left was adopted for cavalry in 1764 (as opposed to on the right, for infantry, adopted c.1768). In 1767 the waistcoats of the cavalry regiments were changed from the regimental facing colour to white, so the uniform pre-dates 1767, but after the adoption of the epaulette in 1764 for cavalry. A date of 1764-1767 is consistent with the hairstyle, and the miniature itself
|Height||1.50 inch||(3.81 cm)|