SOLD! for $640.00.
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19th century Southern miniature portrait on porcelain depicting a young dark-haired female attired in a bright blue off-the-shoulder dress and pink wrap, seated next to a table with a floral centerpiece and drapery to the left background. Family history identifies the subject as Elizabeth "Betsey" Darnaby Clark of central Kentucky, wife of Willam Clark (1799-1879, Kentucky). Painted on a German porcelain blank having an impressed bird mark en verso, possibly for Charlottenburg, Berlin, together with a "P" and "4". Housed in a gilt carved rococo style frame. Plaque measures: 5" H x 4" W. Framed: 8 3/8" H x 7 5/8" W. 19th century.
PROVENANCE: The Collection of Michael and Peggy Mahoney, by descent from the historic homes of Clarkland Farm at Bryan's Station and Cherrycote, Lexington, Kentucky.
CONDITION: Portrait plaque overall very good condition with minute wear. Frame with some wood shrinkage and losses to both lower corners, likely later added paint, minor scattered abrasions to the paint.