• 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 321

    RICHARD COSWAY, R.A. (BRITISH, 1742-1821)

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    RICHARD COSWAY, R.A. (BRITISH, 1742-1821)
    A young lady, in classicising pink satin gown with pearl gem-set brooch adorning the scalloped sleeve, lace trimmed chemise, upswept brown hair with a ringlet falling on her shoulder; sky background; together with a gentleman, in lavender coat, cream waistcoat, French lace cravat, brown hair dressed en solitaire (by Gervase Spencer, circa 1760)
    the Spencer signed with initials and indistinctly dated 'G.S. 176[ ]' (lower right)
    on ivory
    ovals; she, 1 15/16 in. (50 mm.) high; he, 1 1/16 in. (28 mm.) high, gilt-metal mounts (2)


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