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    [George Washington]: Pair of Miniatures of Washington Descendants. Pair of 1 1/2" x 1 3/4" miniatures on ivory mounted within oval pendants or brooches, identified as Richard Henry Ball and Catherine Flint Ball. They belonged to Catherine Mary Ball (1839-1936), a descendant of Mary Ball, George Washington's mother. The portraits are not signed and appear to date 1820-1830. There is a single vertical crack in each, more pronounced on the husband, with some evidence of glue residue used in a repair effort. The frame of the wife's portrait has come apart and needs repair. Sold with frames used for their display. A charming pair of portraits, despite the faults. Sold together with a 1962 letter of provenance from the Vermont antique dealer who sold them.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    7th Saturday
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