A post Wwii miniature of a lady on ivory, in a sheet ivory frame. Frame, exclusive of suspension ring: 9 by 8 cm. The interior concave panels are ivory and the outside edge is ivorine. The brown strip is faux mother of pearl.
These are typical of the post-War luxury products that bolstered Italy's economic and social recovery after the War. Most of the factories were gone, but these did not need factories!The piano factories were gone, but the ivory key facings remained.
Beethoven:This sheet ivory frame is 12.5 cm by 14 cm. The painting is signed lower left, and is on ivory. $295
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- 9 cm