• 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 77

    SCHOOL OF HEINRICH FRIEDRICH FÜGER, CIRCA 1785/90

    Price Realised  

    SCHOOL OF HEINRICH FRIEDRICH FÜGER, CIRCA 1785/90
    A young gentleman, in white coat with gilt-embroidered border, fine French lace cravat, black stock, powdered hair en queue, wearing the red and white sash and breast-star of the Austrian Military Order of Maria Theresa and a portrait insignia of the Emperor in diamond frame
    on ivory
    oval, 2¾ in. (70 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount within ebonised wood frame


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    The Emperor depicted in the Imperial portrait badge is most likely Joseph II or Leopold II.

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