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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 136

    CIRCLE OF ANTONIO BENCINI, CIRCA 1760

    Maria Theresa of Habsburg (1717-1780), Holy Roman Empress 1745-1780, in lace-bordered blue velvet dress with gold-embroidered bodice and lace sleeves, red-lined yellow figured stole draped over her shoulders, jewelled choker and matching earring, jewelled diadem in her curled powdered hair

    Price Realised  

    CIRCLE OF ANTONIO BENCINI, CIRCA 1760
    Maria Theresa of Habsburg (1717-1780), Holy Roman Empress 1745-1780, in lace-bordered blue velvet dress with gold-embroidered bodice and lace sleeves, red-lined yellow figured stole draped over her shoulders, jewelled choker and matching earring, jewelled diadem in her curled powdered hair
    on vellum
    oval, 2 1/8 in. (54 mm.), gilt-metal frame with twisted rope border


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    Archduchess Maria Theresa of Habsburg married Duke Francis Stephen of Lorraine in 1736. She became Queen of Hungary in 1741 and Holy Roman Empress in 1745.

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