Portrait Miniature of Sarah Pierce
A - Rectangular watercolor on ivory portrait miniature, showing a half-length portrait of a young women, facing right. Sitter wears a black dress of silk with a ruff collar of white lace, a white and floral-patterned shawl over her right should and left arm, and a white turban-styled head covering. Sitter has brown eyes with dark hair, styled at the front in ringlets. Miniature is set in a rectangular hinge case of red tooled leather, underneath glass with ormolu mat and green velvet spacer. Opposite the miniature on the case of the lid is green velvet lining with central depression for accompanying locket (B). On front of case in gold lettering, "Miss Sarah Pierce/B.1767 D.1852/Her School/1792-1833."
B - Double-sided brass ...
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