• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 2282

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors

    27 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 138

    Charles Norbert Roëttiers (Paris 1720-1772)

    Three designs for medals

    Price Realised  

    Charles Norbert Roëttiers (Paris 1720-1772)
    Three designs for medals
    inscribed 'SILET INTER LILIA/ARTILLERIE/1753' (i); and 'CURAT CUSTODIT ET ORNAT/LES MARGUILLERS D·S· SULPICE/1756' (ii)
    red and black chalk
    diam: 7¾ in. (19.8 cm.) (i); 7½ in. (19 cm.) (ii); 6 in. (15.1 cm.) (iii)
    3 (3)


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    Roëttiers became a member of the Académie Royale in 1764 and worked at the royal Mint from 1753 until his death. The 1753 design was for a jeton for the Grand-Maître d'Artillerie, and the 1756 design was for a jeton for the church-wardens of St. Sulpice, Paris. The blue mounts indicate that the designs had been approved to show to King Louis XV.

    Provenance

    R. Carfrae (1820-1900), Scotland (part of an album of 32 drawings).


    Literature

    D. Fearon, 'An album of medal designs: Jeton and medal designs by Edmé Bouchardon and other hands', The Medal, no. 19, Autumn 1991, pp. 31, 33, nos. 5, 10; figs. 5, 10.