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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 208

    CHRISTOPHER DERAM (NORWEGIAN, C. 1752-1789)

    Cupid and the Lion, Cupid holding a blue silk blindfold resting on the tamed lion; landscape background

    Price Realised  

    CHRISTOPHER DERAM (NORWEGIAN, C. 1752-1789)
    Cupid and the Lion, Cupid holding a blue silk blindfold resting on the tamed lion; landscape background
    on ivory
    oval, 3 5/8 in. (92 mm.) high, hammered brass mount on a gilt-wood frame


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    Provenance

    Collection of Professor Herman Treschow.
    Hagedorn Collection.
    Collection of the painter Christian Faedder Høyer (1775-1855), sold Copenhagen, 2 October 1855, lot 16.
    Grimur Thomsen Collection.
    Bought by Torben Holck Colding from art dealer Fibiger, Copenhagen, Bredgade, around 1945 (250 Danish Crowns).


    Pre-Lot Text

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


    Literature

    T. H. Colding, Cornelius Høyer, Copenhagen, 1961, p. 242 footnote 43 III (as one of Deram's best works).
    T. H. Colding, Miniature- og Emaillemaleri i Danmark 1606-1850, Aalborg, 1991, I, p. 124, illustrated in colour, II, p. 171, fig. 337.