Two (2) watercolor miniature portraits. 1st item: Round painting depicting a woman in early 19th century dress with upswept brunette hair, holding a baby and standing beside a young boy to her right, with a landscape in the background. Unsigned. Housed under glass in a gold tone frame and set in a square red velvet mat. Portrait: 2 1/2" dia. Mat: 5" square. Probably English, or Continental, early 19th century. 2nd item: Portrait miniature, possibly Virginia, depicting a young girl with short brunette hair and blue eyes, wearing a pink dress. Unsigned. Housed in a gutta percha case with a hexagonal brass mat. Portrait: 2 1/4" H x 1 3/4" W. Case: 3" H x 2 5/8" W x 7/8" D. Early 19th century.
By descent in consignor's family, which lived in Virginia in the early 19th century.
Both items in overall very good condition. Mat and case with light wear to velvet. 2nd item: 5/8" surface scratch to lower left of girl's dress.