• 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 104

    AMÉLIE DE LACÉPÈDE, NÉE COUNTESS KAUTZ (FRENCH, 1796-1860)

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    AMÉLIE DE LACÉPÈDE, NÉE COUNTESS KAUTZ (FRENCH, 1796-1860)
    A young girl, in white dress with blue sash around waist, fair hair dressed in ringlets; sky background
    signed 'Amélie de Lacépède' (lower right)
    on ivory
    oval, 2 1/8 in. (53 mm.) high, paste-set pierced silver frame with trellis and flower panel reverse


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    Provenance

    Domingo Carles, Barcelona, in 1956.


    Exhibited

    Barcelona, Palacio de la Virreina, Exposición de miniaturas-retrato españolas y extranjeras siglos XVI-XIX, 1956, no. 731 (lent by Domingo Carles).