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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 154

    A LOUIS XV GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MINIATURE

    PARIS, 1755/56, MARKED, WITH THE DISCHARGE MARK OF JULIEN BERTHE 1750-1756, THE MINIATURE BY DANIEL BRUIJNINX (1727-1787), SIGNED AND DATED 29 FEBRUARY 1756 (LOWER RIGHT)

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XV GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MINIATURE
    PARIS, 1755/56, MARKED, WITH THE DISCHARGE MARK OF JULIEN BERTHE 1750-1756, THE MINIATURE BY DANIEL BRUIJNINX (1727-1787), SIGNED AND DATED 29 FEBRUARY 1756 (LOWER RIGHT)
    rectangular box, the cover, four sides and base engraved with flowersprays on sunburst ground, framed by zig-zag borders and foliate sprays, the inside cover set with a gouache on vellum miniature of a young lady, in blue dress, black shawl, black choker and white lace cap, seated at a table, her right hand on an embroidery frame, an embroidered handkerchief in her left hand
    3 1/8 in. (80 mm.) wide


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