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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 225

    CIRCLE OF BALTHASAR GERBIER, CIRCA 1640

    A pair of miniatures: a nobleman, in black doublet, slashed to reveal white, white lawn collar, wearing a red sash, long curling brown hair, moustache and pointed beard; together with a lady, in white décolleté dress, pearl necklace with drop-pearl pendant, drop-pearl earrings, fair hair dressed in ringlets

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    CIRCLE OF BALTHASAR GERBIER, CIRCA 1640
    A pair of miniatures: a nobleman, in black doublet, slashed to reveal white, white lawn collar, wearing a red sash, long curling brown hair, moustache and pointed beard; together with a lady, in white décolleté dress, pearl necklace with drop-pearl pendant, drop-pearl earrings, fair hair dressed in ringlets
    on vellum
    ovals, 1 in. (26 mm.) high, gold lockets with ruby, sapphire, pearl and coral pendants (2)


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    Provenance

    Greta Shield Heckett (1899-1976) Collection, Pittsburgh, Pa.; part II, Sotheby's, London, 11 July 1977, lot 131 (as by Alexander Cooper).