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    Sale 5422

    Fine European Costume & Textiles

    1 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 241

    A FINE AND RARE PAIR OF SILK GARTERS

    C. 1770-90

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FINE AND RARE PAIR OF SILK GARTERS
    C. 1770-90
    the padded white silk ground delicately printed with pairs of lovers in barges pulled by swans and dolphins, constructed with fine metal springs woven through silk, and with the mottos 'La Amour les Conduit' and 'L'Amitie les Ramene', framed and glazed; together with a silk sash, printed with classical figures, 1770s, framed and glazed
    Garters: 12 x 1in. (30.5 x .25cm) each (2)


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    Provenance

    Christies, 10 June 1986, lot 43


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN


    Post Lot Text

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES