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    Sale 7731

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

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 231

    JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1742/43-1811)

    A gentleman, in scarlet coat, light green waistcoat, white stock and linen shirt with lace frill, powdered red hair en queue in black bagwig

    Price Realised  

    JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1742/43-1811)
    A gentleman, in scarlet coat, light green waistcoat, white stock and linen shirt with lace frill, powdered red hair en queue in black bagwig
    signed with initials and dated 'J.S. [17]86' (lower left)
    on ivory
    oval, 1¼ in. (32 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount


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    Provenance

    Christie's, Geneva, 16 May 1984, lot 441 (in different frame).
    Christie's, London, 23 May 1989, lot 37.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE LATE DR WILLIAM LINDSAY GORDON COLLECTION