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    Sale 7731

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

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 220

    PIERRE SIGNAC (FRENCH, 1623 or 1624-1684)

    A young lady, in persimmon décolleté dress of satin edged with white linen shift, periwinkle-grey mantle over her left shoulder, pearl necklace, her light brown, curling hair upswept with tendrils

    Price Realised  

    PIERRE SIGNAC (FRENCH, 1623 or 1624-1684)
    A young lady, in persimmon décolleté dress of satin edged with white linen shift, periwinkle-grey mantle over her left shoulder, pearl necklace, her light brown, curling hair upswept with tendrils
    enamel on gold
    oval, 1 3/8 in. (35 mm.) high, gold mount


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    Provenance

    Sir Francis Cook (1817-1901) Collection, Doughty House, Richmond-Upon-Thames.
    Bequeathed to his second son, Wyndham F. Cook, London (1860-1905).
    Bequeathed to his son, Humphrey W. Cook, London (1893-1978); Christie's, London, 7 July 1925, lot 329 (as by Jean Petitot; 90 gns. to Harry Seal).
    Harry Seal Collection, Ullesthorpe House, Rugby; (+) Christie's, London, 16 February 1949, lot 140 (as 'by Jean Petitot'; 38 gns. to Henry Nyburg).
    Henry Nyburg Collection; Sotheby's, London, 10 November 1969, lot 119 (as 'in the manner of Bordier'; 140 gns. to Kaufmann);
    Peter Kaufmann Collection; Sotheby's, London, 13 October 1975, lot 42 (as 'in the manner of Jacques Bordier').


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE LATE DR WILLIAM LINDSAY GORDON COLLECTION


    Exhibited

    London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, Exhibition of Portrait Miniatures, 1889, Case XXVIII, no. 21, p. 71 (as by Petitot, lent by Sir Francis Cook).