9 December 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,250
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
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
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
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.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Christie's, London, 24 November 1981, lot 52 (as by Jacques Bordier).
Almost certainly unique, this exceptional domino set and music box has the most illustrious and fascinating provenance
Accessories for the 18th-century fop — as offered in our Chinese Export Art sale in New York on 18 January