This is a set of 4 reverse glass paintings by my great-grandfather, Angelo Tesoroni. Two are 15.5 x 13.25 inches and two are 12.5 x 10 inches. All four are framed and in very good condition. The frames are original, but the back covers have been replaced. The first of the larger paintings depicts a scene from the play "Othello" by Shakespeare. The second depicts a scene from the book "Arabian Nights" by Sir Richard Burton. One of the smaller paintings depicts a marriage from the 18th century. The second smaller painting shows the same couple just after the birth of their first child.
My great-grandfather, Angelo Tesoroni, who was a jewelry designer and artist in the New York area painted these likely in the 1890s. They have been passed down since.
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Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
Angelo Tesoroni (b Italy 1849 - d New Jersey 1922)
Four eglomise (reverse painted glass) pictures, late 19th Century
One depicting a scene from Arabian Nights, another depicting a scene from Othello. Two are a companion pair depicting a couple getting married in one, the other showing the baptism/christening of the couple's child.
(Two) 15 1/2 by 13 1/4 inches
(Two) 12 1/2 by 10 inches
all signed and framed
CONDITION: all appear to be in good condition
$The larger ones $300-500 each, the smaller ones $200-300 each; $1,000-1,600 for the group*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
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