ITALIAN SCHOOL, AFTER CARAVAGGIO
early 19th century
The Fortune Teller
watercolour on ivory, gilt-metal frame, each corner applied with foliate shells, fitted red leather case
112 by 155mm.
The miniature is in good condition, having been kept safe in the red-leather case. The case itself is in generally good order although it is a little worn.
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