Dyart, J - portrait of girl with a blue ribbon

Acquired recently is this attractive miniature portrait which is American judging by the front opening case, fancy bezel, and the shape of the hanger.

The case seems to be made from unmarked sterling silver.

There is a apparent signature on the lower right in very small and indistinct writing.

The best estimate of this signature is perhaps "J Dyart", but no artist of that, or any similar name has been found. However, the artist although unconfirmed, was very competent as there is no sign of a photographic base.

Judging by the ringlets of the unknown sitter, the miniature probably dates from 1900 to 1910.

It came from Chester, New York and so that may provide a further clue to the artist at some time in the future. 1303

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