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    Sale 7433

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    8 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 204

    TWO CARVED IVORY OVAL PROFILE PORTRAIT RELIEFS

    BY JEAN CAVALIER (D. 1699), 1687

    Price Realised  

    TWO CARVED IVORY OVAL PROFILE PORTRAIT RELIEFS
    BY JEAN CAVALIER (D. 1699), 1687
    One relief double-sided, depicting on one side Augusta Maria, Margravine of Baden-Durlach and inscribed around the rim 'AVG.MARIE. MARG.BAD.HACHB.NAT.DSE.D.SLE.HOLST', and on the other side Friedrich Magnus, Margrave of Baden-Durlach and inscribed around the outer rim 'FRIDER. MAGN. M. Z. BAD. V. HACHB. 1687'; the second relief depicting Friedrich Magnus, Margrave of Baden-Durlach facing to dexter and signed to the reverse 'I. CAVALIER. FECIT Ao. 1687', also with two paper labels to the reverse inscribed '4785' and '2532'; each in a later ebonised wood frame
    3¼ and 2 5/8 in. (8.3 and 6.7 cm.) high (2)


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    The present portrait reliefs formed part of the collection of the Margraves of Baden-Baden until they were sold in 1995 during a sale lasting 15 days. As members of an important German princely family, it was natural that they should have their portraits executed by one of the foremost ivory carvers of the day, Jean Cavalier, who trained in France but was mainly active in England.

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    Provenance

    The Margraves and Grand Dukes of Baden-Baden; sold Sotheby's, 5 October 1995, lots 394 and 396.