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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 539

    A GEORGE III GLASS-PASTE PROFILE RELIEF OF ROBERT ADAM BY JAMES TASSIE; AND AN EARLY VICTORIAN BISQUIT PORCELAIN PLAQUE OF MINERVA

    CIRCA 1792 AND CIRCA 1840

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III GLASS-PASTE PROFILE RELIEF OF ROBERT ADAM BY JAMES TASSIE; AND AN EARLY VICTORIAN BISQUIT PORCELAIN PLAQUE OF MINERVA
    CIRCA 1792 AND CIRCA 1840
    Adam inscribed 'Robert Adam, Architect, Died 3 March 1792 in his 64th year, Tassie Fecit', in an oak hexagonal frame; Minerva in an oval giltwood frame
    6¾ in. (17 cm.); and 15 in. (38 cm.) high (2)


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    James Tassie (d.1798) was an eminent Scottish medallist who moved to London in 1766 and established himself as the leading supplier of portrait medallions of distinguished contemporaries.

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