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    Sale 7731

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

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 205

    ENGLISH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1660

    Robert Scott of Benholme (1620-1690), in plate armour with gold riveted spaulder, white lawn collar with tasselled band strings, softly curling long brown periwig

    Price Realised  

    ENGLISH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1660
    Robert Scott of Benholme (1620-1690), in plate armour with gold riveted spaulder, white lawn collar with tasselled band strings, softly curling long brown periwig
    on vellum
    oval, 1 7/8 in. (48 mm.) high, silver-gilt frame, the reverse engraved with Celtic knotwork, bordered by the words 'Effigies Roberti Scott de Benholme obÿt 23 Jan: 1690'


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    Provenance

    Christie's, London, 25 June 1968, lot 36 (as French School).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE LATE DR WILLIAM LINDSAY GORDON COLLECTION