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Title Portrait of Austrian officer with Maria Theresa Kreuz
Nationality Austrian
Period c 1815
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This fine miniature on ivory shows a high-ranking Austrian officer, possibly a sapper, wearing the Commander's cross of the Maria Theresa order (the Austrian VC), along with the Kanonenkreuz (the Army Cross 1813-14, indicating a Napoleonic veteran).

One can date the painting from the use of the open collar combined with stock and the extravagant curly coiffure of the subject.

It is loosely mounted on a piece of printed card with some old paper tape on the reverse. Because this is an ivory item, it will require a CITES certificate if it is to be exported outside the EU.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Ephemera : Paintings : Austrian : 19th Century]

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