• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 192

    A 17TH CENTURY PENDANT SET WITH A MINIATURE, A WILLIAM III MEMORIAL PENDANT AND A CHARLES I MEMORIAL PENDANT

    BRITISH, LATE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A 17TH CENTURY PENDANT SET WITH A MINIATURE, A WILLIAM III MEMORIAL PENDANT AND A CHARLES I MEMORIAL PENDANT
    BRITISH, LATE 17TH CENTURY
    Gold and rock crystal pendant set with a miniature on vellum, Circle of Nicholas Dixon, circa 1680, depicting a gentleman, in lace cravat, blue satin ribbon bow, curling light brown periwig, polished gold reverse; together with a late 17th Century gold and faceted rock crystal pendant mounted with a miniature on vellum of King William III (1650-1702), in Garter robes, lace cravat, wearing the collar of the Order of the Garter, polished gold reverse; together with a mid-17th Century silver and enamel pendant set with a miniature on vellum depicting King Charles I (1600-1649), in plate armour, lace collar, the enamelled reverse centred with a white flower with black enamel contours and scrolling foliage on opaque light blue enamel ground, silver bezel with decorative pendant loop at base
    ovals; 1 in. (25 mm.) and ¾ in. (18 mm.) high, respectively; circular, 5/8 in. (16 mm.) diam. (3)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    Circle of Nicholas Dixon: Christie's, London, 18 May 1971, lot 22 (as in the manner of L. Crosse).
    Charles I pendant: Christie's, London, 4 November 1969, lot 80.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE LATE DR WILLIAM LINDSAY GORDON COLLECTION