• 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 102

    CÉCILE VILLENEUVE, NÉE COLOMBET (FRENCH, 1824-1901)

    Price Realised  

    CÉCILE VILLENEUVE, NÉE COLOMBET (FRENCH, 1824-1901)
    Emma Marie de Polignac (1858-1936), aged four, in white off-the-shoulder dress, coral necklace, dark curling hair
    signed and dated 'Cécile Villeneuve 1862' (mid-right) and inscribed and dated in full by the artist on the backing card 'Mlle Emma de Polignac Paris 1862'
    on ivory
    oval, 1 13/16 in. (46 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount with paste-set pierced silver surround


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    Emma Marie de Polignac (1858-1936) was the youngest daughter of Jules Armand Jean Melchior, Duc de Polignac (1817-1890) and Marie Louise Amélie de Berton des Balbes (1823-1904). She is the great-granddaughter of Yolande, Duchesse de Polignac, favourite of Queen Marie-Antoinette, and her husband, Jules, Duc de Polignac.

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