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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 84

    ATTRIBUTED TO CORNELIUS HØYER (DANISH, 1741-1804)

    A young gentleman called Benjamin Georg Sporon (1741-1796) in brown coat, green waistcoat, white knotted cravat, powdered wig en queue

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    ATTRIBUTED TO CORNELIUS HØYER (DANISH, 1741-1804)
    A young gentleman called Benjamin Georg Sporon (1741-1796) in brown coat, green waistcoat, white knotted cravat, powdered wig en queue
    on ivory
    oval, 1 3/16 in. (31 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount


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    Benjamin George Sporon (1741-1796) was the Amtman, or 'one in charge' of the town of Vejle in Denmark. Torben Holck Colding dated this miniature around 1778.

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    Provenance

    Bought by Torben Holck Colding from antique dealer Carlo Madsen on 28 August 1952 (350 Danish Crowns).


    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE COLLECTION OF TORBEN HOLCK COLDING (1918-1998)


    Literature

    T. H. Colding, Cornelius Høyer, Copenhagen, 1961, p. 265, no. 219, illustrated fig. 98.