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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 47

    MORITZ MICHAEL DAFFINGER (AUSTRIAN, 1790-1849)

    A lady called Baroness von Wacquant-Geozelles, in purple velvet dress with white lace trim and gem-set brooch at corsage, the blue sash of a lady's order, possibly the Bavarian Order of St. Elizabeth, tied in a bow and pinned at her left shoulder with a badge, with tassels, fur stole draped over her right shoulder, three drop-pearl pin worn in her upswept hair, seated on a raspberry chair draped with fur; green curtain and landscape background

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    MORITZ MICHAEL DAFFINGER (AUSTRIAN, 1790-1849)
    A lady called Baroness von Wacquant-Geozelles, in purple velvet dress with white lace trim and gem-set brooch at corsage, the blue sash of a lady's order, possibly the Bavarian Order of St. Elizabeth, tied in a bow and pinned at her left shoulder with a badge, with tassels, fur stole draped over her right shoulder, three drop-pearl pin worn in her upswept hair, seated on a raspberry chair draped with fur; green curtain and landscape background
    on porcelain
    rectangular, 5 5/16 x 4½ in. (135 x 115 mm.), heavy ormolu frame with foliate scrolls
    inscribed on the reverse in pencil 'Baronin Wacquant-Geozelles' (top centre) and 'Daffinger' (lower right)


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    The sitter was probably related to the Austrian general Johann Peter Theodor Freiherr von Wacquant-Geozelles (1754-1844).

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    Provenance

    Leo Schidlof's Kunstauktionshaus, Vienna, 4-6 February 1920, lot 110 (as portrait of a noblewoman; 25,000 Austrian Crowns).
    Dorotheum, Vienna, 11 September 1958, lot 215 (as portrait of Baroness Wacquant-Goezelles [sic]).