The macabre imagery of the reverse suggests that this may be a mourning piece. The portrait is set in a beautifully made metal filigree case embellished with small pearls, and round convex glass coverings that are fully intact with no chips or cracks. The frame measures about 3-1/2" in diameter, and the images measure about 3" in diameter. The portrait is hand signed Nattier.An oval single-sided portrait miniature of a stately lady. It is set in a metal frame embellished with what appear to be turquoise cabochons.
The back is velvet lined, and has a stand so the piece can be displayed upright. The frame measures about 4-1/2" x 4", and the image measures about 3-1/4" x 2-1/2". The signature is rather light.The convex glass is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. The item "PAIR ANTIQUE PORTRAITS MINIATURE SIGNED NATTIER FANCY CASES DOUBLE SIDED FRENCH" is in sale since Saturday, September 25, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "swer37" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Philippines, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands.