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Antique large enamel on porcelain brooch, Neapolitan fisher boy after Gustav Richter.

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    Posted 4 years ago

    kyratango
    (433 items)

    I was the only bidder on this beauty!

    Bright pinchbeck mount, 22 E stamped at back of the porcelain.

    6.2cm (2.4/8") high, 5.5cm (2.1/8") wide.

    The original painting is by Gustav Richter, 1823/1884.

    This portrait was widely reproduced, either in prints and enamel plaques or brooches, during 19th century. It seems Germany made these pieces.

    I prefer the serious expression he shows to the "kitch cuteness" of his siblings! :-))

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you CindB for your appreciation and love :-)

      Many thanks too for your lovely visit, JImam and Ivan!
    2. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      To see a print of the original portrait:
      Neapolitan Fisher Boy | File name: 07_11_000378 Title: Neapo… | Flickr
      https://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/4639076551/in/set-72157623875015275/
    3. Gillian, 4 years ago
      Is there a secret to being the only bidder, or actually placing a bid at the last moment while the other bidders are doing something else?

      Kyra - what a beautiful brooch this is - congratulations. Do you have any idea of the age of this piece?
    4. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Ha, Gillian, I don't know why nobody else bid on it... I didn't snipe but bid 3 days before the end :-)
      For the age of the piece, I place it around 1860, because of the mount and size too.
      Thank you for your interest!

      Thanks Aura and Fortapache for your loves :-D

    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      Another winner, kyra!
    6. martika martika, 4 years ago
      It is so beautiful!!!
    7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      I agree, a lovely brooch, I love the porcelain painting of the boy.
    8. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Well done Pascale.......a gorgeous brooch!!
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Truly incredible!!
    10. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
      Beautiful detailed portret!
    11. davyd286, 4 years ago
      I'm with kyra on the age. Nice score!
    12. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Wooohh... So much comments and loves in a blink!
      Bonnie, Martika, Jean, Judy, Scott, Marga and Davyd, I'm very grateful for your interest, compliments and taking the time to comment here :-) Thank you!!!

      Huge collective thanks and love back to all of you, 22 lovers ;-)
    13. fleafinder fleafinder, 4 years ago
      very cool brooch of a boy with accessories!!
    14. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Yep Fleafinder, a stunning attire for a fisher boy ;-)
      Thank you for your lovely visit and comment!
    15. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Many thanks for your loves, Sean, Rick and Toni!
    16. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Pirate! Wearing an earring, arrr yarrr! :))
    17. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Yep Katherine! Isn't he a cute pirate! Thank you!!!

      Many thanks for your lovely visit, Elisabethan, Vintagelamp, Ho2cultcha and Zilla :-D
    18. IronLace IronLace, 1 year ago
      Isn't he gorgeous! Fabulous find!
    19. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      Aww, thank you IronLace!

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