Lot 204: American School, Early 20th Century, Two Portrait Miniatures
December 9, 2016
Washington, DC, USALive Auction
American School, Early 20th Century
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton and Laurens Morgan Hamilton: Two Portrait Miniatures
The first, retailed by Black, Starr and Frost, depicting a young girl, verso inscribed Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton/Dec. 1910; and the second, depicting a young boy, verso inscribed Laurens Morgan Hamilton/ December 1901; the first with a chip to crystal. Each can be made into pendants.
Gross weight: 53.7 dwt.
Length of largest: 2-3/4 in (7 cm)
Width of largest: 2-1/4 in (5.7 cm)Property from the Estate of Suzanne W. McKown
As noted in catalogue; Each are mounted in 14-karat gold, surrounded by split seed pearls.
Larger portrait with a light scratch to crystal near her lips; large chip to upper right crystal; gold mounting with typical surface scratching.
Smaller portrait with a chip to crystal lower right; gold mounting with typical surface scratching
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Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton and Laurens Morgan Hamilton were the Great Great Grandchildren of Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States