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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 293

    JOSEF HEIGEL, (GERMAN, 1780-1837)

    A French general, in green uniform with gold embroidery and epaulettes, wearing a gold cummerbund, black stock and the jewel of the French Order of the Legion of Honour (Commander class) and the badge of the Royal French Order of St. Louis; together with an officer, in blue uniform, silver embroidered blue collar, silver boards, wearing the Imperial Russian Order of St. Anne (2nd class) and the order of St. John of Jerusalem (Commander class); (Russian School, circa 1800)

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    JOSEF HEIGEL, (GERMAN, 1780-1837)
    A French general, in green uniform with gold embroidery and epaulettes, wearing a gold cummerbund, black stock and the jewel of the French Order of the Legion of Honour (Commander class) and the badge of the Royal French Order of St. Louis; together with an officer, in blue uniform, silver embroidered blue collar, silver boards, wearing the Imperial Russian Order of St. Anne (2nd class) and the order of St. John of Jerusalem (Commander class); (Russian School, circa 1800)
    signed and dated 'JHeigel 1835' (lower right)
    the former on card
    rectangular, 9 7/16 x 7¼ in. (238 x 184 mm.) and oval, 3 1/8 in. (79 mm.) high, respectively, gilt-metal mount by Alphonse Giroux, Paris, with trade label on reverse, and gilt-metal frame with blue and white enamel border with glazed reverse, respectively (2)


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    The French Military Order of St. Louis was abolished in 1830; the date on the miniature, 1835, seems to have been altered from 1825. Nevertheless, the centre of the Order of the Legion of Honour shows the two flags, thus dating between 1830 and 1852, and may have been added or altered at a later date, possibly in 1835.

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