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A large and charming portrait of a young child dating from circa 1800.
Full of symbolism and perhaps painted as a birthday commission; the held domino showing the viewer the three dots which may indicate the child's age. Scattered around are more dominoes amongst Chinese mother-o-pearl gaming counters including fish. The child holds a foxes tail on a stick and wears a silver rattle and whistle with a coral teething peg; coral being considered a protector of children and women against illnesses ranging from stomachaches to smallpox.
English circa 1800, within a fine giltwood and gesso frame, original or period to the painting.
o.s: 34.5 in x 43.5 in
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    • Price: £6,800.00
    • €7,827 Euro
    • $8,397 US Dollar
  • Location: London