16 November 2010
LOUIS-MARIE SICARDI (FRENCH, 1746-1825)
A young gentleman, in black coat, frilled white cravat and stock, powdered bag wig en queue
signed and dated 'Sicardi 1789' (lower left)
2 1/8 in. (54 mm.) diam., set on the cover of a gold-mounted tortoiseshell-lined ivory bonbonnière
De la Hey Collection; part I, Sotheby's, London, 27 May 1968, lot 36.
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Geneva, Musée d'art et d'histoire, Chefs d'oeuvre de la miniature et de la gouache, 1956, no. 401.
Vienna, Albertina, Meisterwerke der europäischen Miniaturmalerei von 1750 bis 1850, 1965, no. 334 (lent by Major de la Hey, London).
Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
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