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American Portrait Miniature and Case of a Woman, Signed by Christopher Greiner, Philadelphia,  Circa 1840

American Portrait Miniature of a Woman,

Signed by Christopher Greiner,

Philadelphia or Reading, Pennsylvania,

Circa 1840

The portrait miniature of a woman is encased within a hinged pressed metal carrying case.  She wears a black dress with a white lace shawl and a long gold necklace hangs from her neck agianst a typical dark green background.

Marks: Signer to the lower right by arm Greiner.

Dimensions: 2 1/2 inches x 2 1/8 inches

Provenance: Susan Burrows Swan Collection;

Gary Young Antiques

Christopher M. Greiner worked in Philadelphia and Reading, Pennsylvania, between 1837 and 1864 & exhibited at the Artists' Fund Society in 1844.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has one miniature by Greiner.

He emigrated from Europe, probably from Germany.

- Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Travel Name: Christopher Martin Greiner Arrival  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia,

- 1789-1880 Naturalization Records & Immigration; Travel Name: Christopher Martin Greiner

- Genealogy Master Index (BGMI) Stor


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