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    Sale 7731

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

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 137

    FRANÇOIS MEURET (FRENCH, 1800-1887)

    The Marquise de Mesgrigny, in low-cut white dress with short bouffant sleeves and white frill-edged shift, white satin sash, her centre-parted dark hair dressed in ringlets and plaited bun, adorned with pink rose; curtain and sky background

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    FRANÇOIS MEURET (FRENCH, 1800-1887)
    The Marquise de Mesgrigny, in low-cut white dress with short bouffant sleeves and white frill-edged shift, white satin sash, her centre-parted dark hair dressed in ringlets and plaited bun, adorned with pink rose; curtain and sky background
    signed 'Meuret.' (lower right)
    on ivory
    oval, 3 15/16 in. (106 mm.) high, ormolu frame with egg-and-dart band and beaded outer border, pierced ribbon and tie surmount


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    Faustine Pagès, Marquise de Mesgrigny, was the wife of Edmond, Marquis de Mesgrigny.

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    Provenance

    From the sitter to her daughter, the future Comtesse du Parc.
    Thence by family descent to the Comte du Parc, Villebertin Castle near Troyes, until the sale of the contents of the castle in situ 24-26 September 1982 (Maîtres Jonquet, Troyes).
    Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 10 April, 1996, lot 131.
    Christie's, London, 21 October 1997, lot 131.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the miniature measures 3 15/16 in. high. The printed millimeter size is accurate.