• 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 81


    Price Realised  

    A young lady, seated, in white Swiss muslin dress with short sleeves, red shawl draped across her left shoulder and over wooden chair, dark plaited hair upswept and dressed in ringlets
    signed and dated 'L Janin 1813' (lower right)
    on ivory
    3 1/8 in. (80 mm.) diam., gilt-metal mount

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    Other miniatures by this Genevan artist are included in the exhibition catalogue L'âge d'or du petit portrait, Bordeaux, Geneva, Paris, 1995-1996, illustrated p. 241, nos. 152-154.

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