All posts tagged 18th century

Nightwork Spectacle

Like Fireworks in the Night Sky, here is an 18th C. Reverse Paint Over Foil Background. Lot #148 in the current Summer 2019 Auction

Old Mirror Magic

This 18th C. Pearl is decorated with striking green faceted mirror glass set with a pearl floret and a brilliant center jewel. Lot #203, Summer 2019

Early Troika Transport

18th C. Reverse Painted Landscape

A tree features prominently in this handpainted miniature landscape, painted meticulously on the reverse side of the glass.  The technique gives extra depth to the rendering. This button is Lot 279 in our current Autumn 2015 auction.