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    Sale 5375

    Jewellery

    15 January 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 8

    Two small early 18th century portrait miniatures

    Price Realised  

    Two small early 18th century portrait miniatures
    The first painted to depict Frederick William I (1688-1740), King of Prussia 1713-1740, in armour with gold and red lining, powdered wig; the other probably a German statesman in blue coat with gold frogging, lace cravat, short powdered wig en queue, wearing the orange moiré sash of the Royal Order of the Black Eagle; each miniature set in silver cut down mount, one under faceted rock crystal the other glass, each German School, circa 1735 (2)


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    Post Lot Text

    The portrait of King Frederick William of Pussia is after a large scale oil painting by Antoine Pesne, illustrated in E. Berkenhagen, et al., Antoine Pesne, Berlin, 1958, fig. 96, no. 122.