ANTIQUE MATHIEU DEROCHE ENAMEL COPPER MINIATURE BLONDE GIRL PAINTING GILT BRONCE FRAME BY CHARLEUX. This is a wonderful miniature photograph enemeled on cooper by Mathieu Deroche. The signature and record of the grand prix are visible. The signature of Monsieur Deroche is on the enamel, front and back. The photo below seems to be the girl above with a few more years.
Mathieu Deroche was one of a hand full of photographers and miniaturist who developed new methods of creating portrait miniatures to better remember our loved ones. The hand painted variety are wonderful; but time consuming, expensive the art of obteining a burn-in impression of a photograph on enamel or porcelain has been in practice since de 1850s. Deroche firm employed the carbon transfer process to manufacture coloured enamel portraits untill the turn of the XIX century. Comes with a superb gilt and heavy double frame Marked By Charleux Paris. It is ormolu bronze with the impressed mark CHARLEUX PARIS PASSAGE AU HAVRE 41.This work is by a famous French professional by the name of L. The bronze frame seems to have suffered a fall, therefore it is somewhat folded as seen in the pictures, also small chips and hairline on the enamel photo. Please watch pictures for condition. Size frame 16" x 9" aprox.
Size miniature 3.5" x 2 7/8" aprox. The item "ANTIQUE MATHIEU DEROCHE ENAMEL COPPER MINIATURE GIRL PAINTING GILT BRONCE FRAME" is in sale since Thursday, January 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts". The seller is "elconocedor2004" and is located in L01. This item can be shipped worldwide.