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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 151

    ATTRIBUTED TO NICHOLAS DIXON (BRITISH, FL. C. 1660-1708)

    William III (1650-1702) and Mary II (1662-1694), he in blue coat and white lace jabot, long curling wig; she, in lace-bordered dress, get-set pearls at corsage, pearl necklace, drop-pearl earring, curling dark hair

    Price Realised  

    ATTRIBUTED TO NICHOLAS DIXON (BRITISH, FL. C. 1660-1708)
    William III (1650-1702) and Mary II (1662-1694), he in blue coat and white lace jabot, long curling wig; she, in lace-bordered dress, get-set pearls at corsage, pearl necklace, drop-pearl earring, curling dark hair
    on vellum
    oval, 1 in. (25 mm.) high, gold bracelet frame with later suspension chain and brooch pin, glazed panel reverse


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    William, Prince of the House of Orange-Nassau, married Mary, daughter of James, Duke of York, in 1677. On the death of Charles II, Mary's father, a Catholic, ascended the throne as King James II of England and VII of Scotland. William was called to the throne by Parliament to depose the Catholic King and following the Glorious Revolution, William and Mary became joint sovereigns, ruling together from February 1689 until Mary's death in 1694. William then ruled alone until his death in 1702.

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