2 June 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,750
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
CHARLES BERNY D'OUVILLE (FRENCH, 1775-1842)
A young gentleman, called the miniaturist Gra[...], in blue velvet coat, white waistcoat, shirt and knotted cravat
signed 'Ch.es Berny.' (lower right)
oval, 3 5/8 in. (92 mm.) high, gilt-bronze mount, the backing paper with trade label of the frame maker Alphonse Giroux, Paris
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A handwritten paper label fixed to the backing paper reads 'Portrait du miniaturiste Gra[...]'.
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A Gentleman; Christie's, London, 21 March 1978, lot 43.
Almost certainly unique, this exceptional domino set and music box has the most illustrious and fascinating provenance
Carlo Scarpa took the traditions of Venetian glassblowing and created some of the 20th century’s most innovative designs
Harry Williams-Bulkeley on everything from cutlery to candelabras and sourcing that show-stopping centrepiece
When the Atocha sank in a hurricane nearly 400 years ago, hopes of recovering its extraordinary cargo of treasure seemed lost