• A Marriage of Collections: The auction at Christies

    Sale 2398

    A Marriage of Collections: The Property of Dr. Julius and Dena K. Tarshis

    21 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 43

    TWO DESPREZ CUT-GLASS CIRCULAR SULPHIDE PORTRAIT PLAQUES OF LOUIS XVI OR CZAR NICHOLAS I

    CIRCA 1820, THE REVERSE OF EACH IMPRESSED DESPREZ, RUE DES RECOLETS NO. 2, A PARIS

    Price Realised  

    TWO DESPREZ CUT-GLASS CIRCULAR SULPHIDE PORTRAIT PLAQUES OF LOUIS XVI OR CZAR NICHOLAS I
    CIRCA 1820, THE REVERSE OF EACH IMPRESSED DESPREZ, RUE DES RECOLETS NO. 2, A PARIS
    Each suspended from a gilt-bronze hasp, enclosing a profile to sinister, Czar Nicholas I, inscribed ANDRIEU at the truncation
    3½ in. (8.8 cm.) diameter (2)


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    Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761-1822) of Bordeaux is recorded as an engraver of medals and as a sculptor.