European porcelain plaque and four (4) portrait miniatures, 5 items. 1st item: Framed European, possibly French, hand painted porcelain plaque titled in French en verso "The Fortune Teller" depicting the interior of a tavern, with wealthy patrons seated at a table with one having his fortune told by an older gypsy woman as the barmaid looks on. Titled and signed "E. Bianchini" en verso together with an Italian gallery label reading "Giuseppe Siannini, Articou de Pittori, Piazza Pith, Firenze". Housed in a gilt painted wood frame. Sight – 7 7/8" H x 10 1/4" W. Framed – 12 1/2" H x 15 3/8" W. Late 19th century. 2nd & 3rd items: Pair of oval watercolor portrait miniatures depicting the Emperor Napoleon and his wife Josephine. Both signed "Duval" in right margin. Housed in gilt and gesso frames with dark red mattes. Miniatures – 3 3/8" H x 2 3/8" W. Framed – 8 3/8" H x 7 3/8" W. 4th item: Oval watercolor on ivory portrait miniature depicting a dark haired beauty attired in an off shoulder red dress with heavy gold necklace and pearl tiara. Signed right margin "Steiler", likely painted after the original portrait of the sitter painted by Joseph Karl Steiler (German, 1781-1858). Old label en verso reads "Irene Marquise von Pallavicini nach Jos. Stieler". Housed in an ivory and turquoise frame. Miniature – 3" H x 2 3/8" W. Framed – 4 3/4" H x 4" W. 5th item: Round watercolor portrait miniature depicting the Empress Josephine attired in a white dress with pearl crown and necklace. Signed left margin "Roili". Housed in a gilt bronze framed with crown finial stamped en verso "Klauber/Louisville". Miniature – 1 1/4" dia. Framed – 3 3/8" H x 2 5/8" W. All late 19th/early 20th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Plaque overall very good condition. Minor wear to frame. 2nd – 5th items: All overall good condition. Image of Napoleon has a few tiny spots, possibly water spots, to face.
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