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    Sale 7731

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

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 261

    FREDERICK BUCK (BRITISH, 1771-1840)

    Two miniatures: a soldier of the 113th Regiment of Foot, in red coat with dark blue facing, trimmed with gold piping and gold epaulette, black stock and white frilled cravat, white shoulder belt with gilt belt plate centred with '113', powdered hair; sky background; together with Charlotte Goring Atkins, or her sister Henrietta, in white muslin dress with pleated bodice, puffed sleeves, Valenciennes lace bordering the square neckline, blue satin sash, gold pendant earring, her centre-parted brown hair upswept into a plaited topknot with side ringlets; sky background

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    FREDERICK BUCK (BRITISH, 1771-1840)
    Two miniatures: a soldier of the 113th Regiment of Foot, in red coat with dark blue facing, trimmed with gold piping and gold epaulette, black stock and white frilled cravat, white shoulder belt with gilt belt plate centred with '113', powdered hair; sky background; together with Charlotte Goring Atkins, or her sister Henrietta, in white muslin dress with pleated bodice, puffed sleeves, Valenciennes lace bordering the square neckline, blue satin sash, gold pendant earring, her centre-parted brown hair upswept into a plaited topknot with side ringlets; sky background
    on ivory
    ovals; he, 2 5/8 in. (67 mm.) high, silver-gilt frame with glazed hairwork reverse; she, 2 7/8 in. (73 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount within rectangular ebonised wood frame, surmounted with gilt-metal grapes (2)


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    The 113th Regiment of Foot raised originally in 1761 and disbanded in 1763. This soldier would therefore have been a member of the second rising of the 113th Regiment of Foot in 1794.

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    Provenance

    she: Christie's, London, 13 July 1983, lot 580.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE LATE DR WILLIAM LINDSAY GORDON COLLECTION