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A pair of 18th century 'urne mysteriuse' miniatures, likely made in England during the French Revolution.
The miniature on the left represents the English government, and depicts the silhouettes of George III and Queen Charlotte against a decorative vase topped by an English crown and surrounded by English oak leaves.
The miniature on the right represents France, and depicts the silhouettes of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette against a hydra monster which has broken symbols of the French monarchy.
[source: Liveauctioneers]

A pair of 18th century 'urne mysteriuse' miniatures, likely made in England during the French Revolution.

The miniature on the left represents the English government, and depicts the silhouettes of George III and Queen Charlotte against a decorative vase topped by an English crown and surrounded by English oak leaves.

The miniature on the right represents France, and depicts the silhouettes of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette against a hydra monster which has broken symbols of the French monarchy.

[source: Liveauctioneers]

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