Framed Silhouette With Gilt Highlights Antique Victorian c1840.
A lovely antique silhouette with gilt highlights of a Victorian gentleman. It's framed in a decorative gilt metal frame. A good quality thing. Silhouettes were incredibly popular among the middle and upper classes during the Georgian and Victorian eras, they were the earliest photographs. This one is a fine example of just how skilled some of the silhouette and portrait artist were at that time.
Size (inc. frame) 13.0 x 10.0 x 1.0 cm or 5.1 x 3.9 x 0.4 inches.
Weight 94.0 grams or 60.4 penny weight.