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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 22

    A GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL BOÎTE-À-MINIATURE

    THE MINIATURE BY LOUIS NICOLAS VAN BLARENBERGHE (FRENCH, 1716-1794)

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    A GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL BOÎTE-À-MINIATURE
    THE MINIATURE BY LOUIS NICOLAS VAN BLARENBERGHE (FRENCH, 1716-1794)
    circular tortoiseshell box, the cover centred with an oval watercolour and gouache miniature on vellum depicting the crowd at Boulevard du Temple, Paris, with figures and horse-drawn carriages, within gold mount, reeded gold rims on cover, sides and base
    3 in. (76 mm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    According to a note accompanying the box, presented by the Prince of Denmark, later King Christian VIII, to Antoine Morellet, Danish Consul in Genoa, 1819.