• Property from the Collection o auction at Christies

    Sale 7819

    Property from the Collection of HRH The Prince George, Duke of Kent KG, KT, and HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent CI, GCVO and their families

    20 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 93

    AN ANTIQUE GOLD AND PASTE CAMEO RING

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    AN ANTIQUE GOLD AND PASTE CAMEO RING
    The navette-shaped ring containing a white paste cameo portrait of a member of the British Royal Family, thought to be Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707-1751), in profile to the left, long powdered wig, wearing the breast-star and sash of the Order of the Garter, frilled cravat on a pink foiled ground to the glazed cover and gold mount with engraved shoulders, cameo signed Brown on truncation, mount circa 1790
    Charles Brown (1749-1795) and his brother William (1748-1825) were English gem-engravers, who worked for Catherine the Great and exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. Their works were often reproduced in paste


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    A profile miniature of the present sitter by Christian Friedrich Zincke (1683/4-1767) is in the Royal Collection, see R. Walker
    The Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Miniatures in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen, illustrated p. 25, no. 45.

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