• 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 92


    Price Realised  


    Count Paul Pálffy of Erdöd (1827-1866), as a boy, in blue coat with black collar, white waistcoat, white shirt, black knotted cravat; landscape and sky background
    signed 'Daffinger' (mid-right)
    on ivory
    rectangular, 3½ x 2 13/16 in. (89 x 72 mm.), gilt-metal easel frame with foliate corners

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    The sitter was the elder son of Count Nicholas Pálffy and his wife Therese Countess Rossi. He married Geraldine Countess Károly of Nagy-Károly in 1855. They had five daughers and two sons, including Fürst Nicholas Pálffy. Three other miniatures depicting Count Paul were in the Fürst Pálffy Estate, sold Dorotheum, Vienna, 18 October 2005, lots 9, 35 and 43.

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
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    H. Fuchs, Die Österreichische Bildnisminiatur, Vienna, 1982, I, illustrated in colour p. 128, pl. 13.