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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 191

    A HEART-SHAPED CHARLES II MEMORIAL PENDANT AND A CHARLES II MEMORIAL SLIDE

    BRITISH, LATE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A HEART-SHAPED CHARLES II MEMORIAL PENDANT AND A CHARLES II MEMORIAL SLIDE
    BRITISH, LATE 17TH CENTURY
    Heart-shaped chased and twisted gold pendant mounted with rock crystal glazed enamel miniature of King Charles II (1630-1685) and Catherine of Braganza (1638-1705), he in black doublet, lace collar, wearing the blue moiré sash of the Order of the Garter, she in lace-bordered mantua, pearl necklace with drop pendant, the counter-enamel inscribed 'Rex. C.ii. /. &. regina: '. C :'; together with a silver slide mounted with a vellum miniature of King Charles II in plate armour with lace collar, wearing the blue moiré sash of the Order of the Garter, royal crown and red curtain background, the reverse enamelled with black floral designs on blue ground
    heart-shaped, 7/8 in. (22 mm.) high; oval, ¾ in. (29 mm.) high, respectively (2)


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    Provenance

    Heart-shaped pendant: Christie's, London, 19 June 1973, lot 52.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE LATE DR WILLIAM LINDSAY GORDON COLLECTION