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In good antique condition

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Item specifics

Seller notes: In good antique condition
Original/ Repro: Original Medium: Watercolour
Subject: People & Portraits Date of Creation: 1900-1949


On offer is this stunning antique miniature portrait of a lady, in fitted leather travelling case.

Dating from the early part of the 20th century, the portrait is beautifully hand painted in watercolour to depict a pensive young woman.

She is mounted in an attractive gilded frame with glazed top.

The other side of the case has a velvet cushioning to protect the portrait when closed.

The outer case is black leather with a gilt metal clasp, in good working order. Closes securely.

These cased miniature portraits could be easily carried in a pocket/bag then stood up on a bedside cabinet/table. Often used by travellers to keep a memento close by of a loved one.

Measurements: closed case is 3.7" by 3.25".

A wonderful quality miniature painting in original leather/velvet case, from a bygone era. In good antique condition. Please study all photos (which can be supersized) for clear, close up view of what you are bidding on. The photos form a major part of the description. 


UK Bidders:  Paypal, Postal Order or Personal Cheque (clearance required).

International Bidders: Paypal only please. Sorry, I no longer accept money orders due to the huge expense involved in changing them to pounds through a bank.


In all cases, will bidders please NOT send any payment until you receive my invoice. Thank you.


**Payment is expected within 3 days of auction ending** If you wish to benefit from combined postage and are awaiting other auctions finishing, please let me know. 

UK :

1st Class Recorded £4.40 (for one or more items with a total value of  £49.99 or under final sale price only)

Special Delivery £7.20
(compulsory on one or more items with a total value of £50.00 or more-includes full insurance).


USA/Rest of World

Standard Airmail £6.00 (for one or more items with a total value of  £25.00 or under final sale price only).

International Signed For £13.95 (compulsory on one or more items with a total value of over £25.00-includes full insurance).

***Please note: Royal Mail no longer deliver to PO Boxes by International Signed For. Overseas buyers, if this affects you PLEASE contact me PRIOR to bidding for alternative shipping methods.***


  • USA buyers please note: items are currently taking up to 4 weeks to arrive due to increased security checks at US Customs. Please bear this in mind at time of purchase as unfortunately, I have no control over such delays.
  • Due to a number of buyers from Italy reporting non-receipt of items I will now only post to Italy by International Signed For. No exceptions.


All International Buyers ? Please Note:

Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or P&P charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.

Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying.

I keep my shipping costs as low as possible. I combine postage so that there is only one standard shipping charge for an unlimited amount of items within the same package. The total value of items depends on whether insurance is required or not. I am not making any profit on insured items at all. I have to use this to cover myself in the event of loss. Thank you.












Please bear in mind that whilst I have done my best to provide a fair and accurate description of this item, all dates and descriptions are only my opinion and should NOT be taken as statements of fact.

Buyers should read the description in full and study all the photographs (which themselves form part of the description). The images can be enlarged to show more detail. Please ask any questions PRIOR to bidding. You should also check item measurements carefully.

By bidding on this item you are agreeing to these terms and conditions and have satisfied yourself that the item is what you want.

Please note-any boxes shown in photos are for display purposes only and are not included in the sale (unless otherwise stated). 

Sadly I have recently had a number of bidders contact me days after winning an item to inform me they bid 'in error'. This is grossly unfair on a seller who believes they have a winning bid and genuine underbidders who did not win. Please bid carefully as all 'errors' will be treated in the same way as 'non paying bidders', a dispute filed to recover fees and a strike on the non paying bidders account.

The aim is to make this a pleasurable experience for both buyer and seller.


The items that I sell are antique/vintage, unless otherwise stated in the description. Pre-owned items have been used by owners before you and as such, may have signs of wear. If you are looking for only brand new or pristine condition items, then my auctions may not be for you.

Please send any contact through 'ebay messages' as I am not always near my emails and many end up lost forever in my spam folder! I will reply to you at the very earliest opportunity.

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