• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

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

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 371

    ALEXANDER CHRISTIE, A.R.S.A. (SCOTTISH, 1807-1860)

    Price Realised  

    ALEXANDER CHRISTIE, A.R.S.A. (SCOTTISH, 1807-1860)
    A gentleman, in black coat, black waistcoat, white shirt, stock and crossed cravat secured with gold tie-pin, dark hair; together with a gentleman called Robert Tuphook, in black coat, white shirt, black cravat, grey hair, by Robert Thomas Stothart, F.S.A. (British, fl. 1821-1865)
    the former, signed and dated 'A. Christie 1832' (lower left)
    on ivory
    rectangular, 3¾ x 2 15/16 in. (95 x 75 mm.), stamped gilt-metal frame; 2¼ x 1¾ in. (57 x 44 mm.), foliate-chased brass mount within black ebonised frame, respectively
    A paper in the reverse of the miniature by Stothard is inscribed 'R. J. Stothard Delt. 1876 Aged 69 years' 'portrait of Robert Tuphook Bookseller in his 86th year [...]'. An associated paper is inscribed 'Miniature Portrait of Robert Tuphook Presented by Mr Stothard to his daughter May 28th 1867'. (2)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF GRANDCHILDREN OF THE LATE WING COMMANDER R.C. LONGSDON, FORMERLY OF FOXCOTE, WARWICKSHIRE