• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5964

    Christie's Interiors

    24 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 264

    A PORTRAIT MINIATURE ON IVORY OF A GENTLEMAN

    CIRCA 1775

    Price Realised  

    A PORTRAIT MINIATURE ON IVORY OF A GENTLEMAN
    CIRCA 1775
    Depicted in a gold thread red frock coat, dated '17..' and signed with initial 'P' to side edge, later mounted in an associated ebony frame with paper label to reverse inscribed 'THOMAS JOHN WEIR LIEUT. ROYAL SCOTS GUARD 1ST FOOT GUARDS BORN 1st. JAN 1782 MARRIED CATHERINE KYNASTON DIED 13th DEC. 1849'
    3½ in. (9 cm.) overall


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