Set of 4 Reverse Glass Paintings by Angelo Tesoroni

Dec 19, 2021. 19:50 UTC
Set of 4 Reverse Glass Paintings by Angelo Tesoroni
United States of America


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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.

Answered within 2 days
Dec 22, 00:03 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$1,000 - $1,600 USD

Insurance Value

$0 USD
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HI Roger,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
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
PROVENANCE: inherited
$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.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Roger irving dreikorn Dec 23, 03:40 UTC

Hi Delia,

Thank you for getting back to me. This is all the information I have been able to find so far about Angelo Tesoroni.

Born: 1849 in Italy

Immigrated to the USA in 1873

in 1885, he married Emma (nee DeLeon) Tesoroni (also from Italy, but they met and married in the United States).

In the 1880s they lived in Manhattan, NY.

By 1900, they moved to NJ, and he spent the rest of his life living in either Newark or Harrison NJ.

According to the 1920 census, he lived in Newark, NJ on Washington street and his occupation was listed as "jeweler" and place of work was a "jewelry factory."

He died 5 May 1922 in Newark, NJ.

Delia Dec 23, 20:21 UTC

Thanks, Roger, you're all set.

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