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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 134

    CHARLES BERNY D'OUVILLE (FRENCH, 1775-1842)

    A young gentleman, called the miniaturist Gra[...], in blue velvet coat, white waistcoat, shirt and knotted cravat

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    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)
    on ivory
    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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    Provenance

    A Gentleman; Christie's, London, 21 March 1978, lot 43.