Young Lady set in the original tortoiseshell box
Young Lady set in the original tortoiseshell box


Young Lady set in the original tortoiseshell box

1756 United Kingdom

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£3,650 gbp
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She wears a pink dress trimmed with white lace collar, a pearl necklace choker which is attached by a further rope of pearls to a large pearl on her bodice, drop pearl earrings and posy of flowers in her upswept hair
set on the inner lid of the original gold coloured mounted rectangular tortoiseshell snuff box

Gervase Spencer was a prolific painter of portrait miniatures both on ivory and in enamel in the mid 1700s. Little is known about his origin or how he became an artist. His miniatures are generally well accomplished but what probably makes him better known than many of his contemporary's is that he signed a large number of his productions, usually with his initials GS on the front (the obverse) where they can be seen with easy visibility. He also dated most of his miniatures and as a result they present a fairly accurate record of the fashions of clothes that many of the sitters were wearing at the time.
Height 2.00 inch (5.08 cm)
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painted in enamel
signed with initials on the obverse and dated 1756
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