• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

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

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 78

    CIRCLE OF HEINRICH JACOB POHLE OR CHRISTIAN FOLTMAR, CIRCA 1775

    Price Realised  

    CIRCLE OF HEINRICH JACOB POHLE OR CHRISTIAN FOLTMAR, CIRCA 1775
    King Frederick V of Denmark and Norway (1723-1766), in gilt-studded armour, ermine-bordered red cloak with embroidered coronets, wearing the blue moiré sash of the Royal Danish Order of the Elephant, black stock, powdered hair; blue curtain and column background
    on ivory
    2 1/8 in. (55 mm.) diam., silver frame with scrolls and coronet surmount


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    King Frederick V of Denmark and Norway (1723-1766) was the son of Christian VI of Denmark and Norway (1699-1746) and Sophia Magdalena of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (1700-1770). He first married Princess Louise of Great Britain, daughter of King George II and Caroline of Ansbach, and together they had five children, a sixth died at birth. Louise herself died in 1751, only eight years into their marriage. Frederick's second wife was Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and their son was Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark and Norway. He became Regent of Denmark in 1772 after a bitter divorce between his half-brother, King Christian VII, and Queen Caroline Mathilde, following their turbulent marriage during which the king displayed behaviour now thought to be schizophrenia.
    For further examples of portraits of King Frederick V, see R. Walker, The Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Miniatures in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, Cambridge, 1992, pp. 48-49, nos. 93 and 95.

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    Provenance

    Bukowski's, Stockholm.