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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 201

    GERVASE SPENCER (BRITISH, C. 1715-1763)

    A young gentleman, in blue coat, gold-embroidered white waistcoat, white lace cravat, powdered wig en queue

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    GERVASE SPENCER (BRITISH, C. 1715-1763)
    A young gentleman, in blue coat, gold-embroidered white waistcoat, white lace cravat, powdered wig en queue
    signed with initials and dated 'G S. 1749' (mid-right)
    on ivory
    oval, 1 11/16 in. (42 mm.) high, gold frame with jasper reverse


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    Provenance

    Robert H. Rockliff Collection, Compton Grange, Eastbourne; Sotheby's, 11 November 1947, lot 123 (£11 to Edwin E. Simmons).
    Mrs Ballin Collection; Sotheby's, London, 20 December 1965, lot 47.
    Sotheby's, London, 30 June 1980, lot 100.