• 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 103

    FRANÇOIS MEURET (FRENCH, 1800-1887)

    Price Realised  

    FRANÇOIS MEURET (FRENCH, 1800-1887)
    A young lady, in black off-the-shoulder velvet dress with white lace trim, lace cap with peach ribbon, decorated with flowers, dark upswept hair
    signed 'Meuret' (mid-right)
    on ivory
    oval, 3¾ in. (97 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount with stamped border


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    Another, slightly smaller, version of the present miniature was sold Christie's, London, 21 June 1999, lot 50.

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    Provenance

    Domingo Carles, Barcelona, in 1956.


    Exhibited

    Barcelona, Palacio de la Virreina, Exposición de miniaturas-retrato españolas y extranjeras siglos XVI-XIX, 1956, no. 732, illustrated pl. XXI (lent by Domingo Carles).