• Spanish Splendour  - The Colle auction at Christies

    Sale 7818

    Spanish Splendour - The Collection of a Marqués

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 59

    A CONTINENTAL SILVER-MOUNTED FRAME CONTAINING TWO PORTRAIT MINIATURES

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    A CONTINENTAL SILVER-MOUNTED FRAME CONTAINING TWO PORTRAIT MINIATURES
    Don Joaquin Antonio de Palafox y Centurion (1702-1755), in gilt-embroidered blue coat, salmon waistcoat, frilled lace cravat, powdered hair en queue; together with his wife, Doña Maria Ana de Croy y Lante de la Rovere, in blue robe à la française with lace trim, gem-set earrings, a bejewelled cap adorning her powdered hair; both miniatures by the same hand, Spanish School, circa 1760
    on ivory
    the frame, 6 in. (152 mm.) wide; the miniatures, 1 13/16 in. (46 mm.) high, engraved silver mounts
    A paper label inscribed with the sitters' biographical details is attached to the reverse of the frame.


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    Please note the sitters are Don Joaquin Antonio de Palafox y Centurion (1702-1755) and his wife, Doa Maria Ana de Croy y Lant de la Rovere.