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French Bronze Ormolu Miniature Portrait Brush Set

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French Bronze Ormolu Miniature Portrait Brush Set
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French bronze ormolu miniature portrat guilloche enamel brush set . Ovingtons New York/Chicago had pieces made in France in the 1800's. All of the pieces have some age spots and overall patina on the metal areas.The beveled mirror has some spots and cloudiness on the mirror backing, the glass itself is in nice condition. The larger brush with the handle is missing one tiny screw on one side.The larger brush with out the handle has two areas of damage to the guilloche enamel on the lower portion of the brush, can be seen in the closer pic.The surface that the portrait is painted on also appears slightly warped under the glass on this brush.All of the portraits have some minor discolorations to the paint around the perimeters of the paintings. Possibly caused by moisture seeping in around the glass coverings over the years, but not sure as there is no moisture visible at this time.Luckily, none of the areas of the faces of the portraits are affected by this issue, so the ladies faces are clear.Sizes: Large handled mirror: 12.5" long including handle, very heavy mirror.Large handled brush:9.5" including handle.Large brush without handle: nearly 7.5", small brush: almost 6"This is a beautiful guilloche vanity set dating to the 1800's.The mirror and large handled brush are both marked France and Ovington-New York-Chicago on the handles.The other two brushes without handles are only marked France with no Ovington mark that I could find.Two of the portraits are signed.The portrait on the smallest brush is signed Vely and the one on the mirror is signed P.There was probably more to that signature but the paint has become discolored in that area so the rest of the signaure is not visible.Beautiful set to behold!!!!

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