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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 27

    ATTRIBUTED TO ABRAHAM CONSTANTIN (SWISS, 1785-1855)

    A young lady, in lace-bordered blue décolleté dress decorated with a strand of pearls fastened with gem-set brooches, pearl necklace, strands of pearls entwined in her brown hair dressed in ringlets

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    ATTRIBUTED TO ABRAHAM CONSTANTIN (SWISS, 1785-1855)
    A young lady, in lace-bordered blue décolleté dress decorated with a strand of pearls fastened with gem-set brooches, pearl necklace, strands of pearls entwined in her brown hair dressed in ringlets
    enamel on gold
    oval, 1¾ in. (45 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame


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    The present miniature is a copy after an enamel in the Louvre (INV 35721) from the celebrated collection of the numismatist d'Ennery, which was acquired after his death by King Louis XVI in 1786.

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    Provenance

    Christie's, London, 24 November 1981, lot 52 (as by Jacques Bordier).