9 December 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 3,500
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
PIETRO DE ROSSI (RUSSIAN, 1761-1831)
A young lady, in red velvet dress with falling lace collar, double-strand of pearls about her neck, brown upswept hair dressed in ringlets
signed and dated 'P. de Rossi f: 1817' (lower left)
oval, 2 7/8 in. (73 mm.) high, ormolu frame, stamped with acanthus frieze
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Kunsthaus am Museum (Carola van Ham), Cologne, 22 March 1975, lot 2726.
Almost certainly unique, this exceptional domino set and music box has the most illustrious and fascinating provenance
Accessories for the 18th-century fop — as offered in our Chinese Export Art sale in New York on 18 January