Antique Portait Painting on Bone in Bakelite Case, 1830
Here is an incredible little original portrait painted on bone. Unfortunately the portrait is extremely worn, to the point that only the subject's dress and hair remain. However, it is still a lovely antique curio and an important piece of artistic tradition. The painting is cased in a gilt tin frame that sits in a hinged Bakelite case. The back of the photo identifies the subject as Aunt Sarah Brown nee Price as painted in 1830. It further states that Mrs. Brown was the cousin of Confederate General Sterling Price. The Bakelite case is marked, "Genuine Union Case, Improved. Fine gilt and burnished hinge. S. Peck & Co., Manufacturers." The case a has a felt insert on the inside of the lid. The case is in good condition with some chipping typical of age and handling. Please see photographs of this item to fully understand its condition.