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Sebastian Helml, circa 1847/50
Sophie von Vrints as a baby, facing left in white dress with frill and wearing a bonnet decorated with pink ribbons and a rosette on her fair hair
gilt-metal mount
oval, 1in. (38mm.) high
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Lot Essay

Sophie was born in 1846, the first daughter of Maximilian Theobald Joseph Count Vrints von Falkenstein and his first wife Franciska Posthuma von Bartenstein (see Christie's, London, King Street, 21 June 1999, lots 46 and 47). She was the younger sister of Maximilian (see lot 130) and married Count Joseph Rudolph von Thurn-Valsassina.

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