JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1742/1743-1811)
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JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1742/1743-1811)

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JOHN SMART (BRITISH, 1742/1743-1811)
A gentleman, in blue coat, white waistcoat, frilled shirt and cravat, powdered hair en queue
signed with initials and dated 'J. S. 1789 / I' for India (lower left) on ivory
oval, 1.7/8 in. (47 mm.) high, within split-pearl border, surmounted by a diamond-set bow on blue glass, the reverse with plaited hair in white and blue enamel border within blue glass, set with pearls
Provenance
With K. Henninger-Tavcar, Pforzheim, by 1983.
Galerie Koller, Zurich, 17 November 1987, lot 1804.
Christie's, London, 18 December 1990, lot 155.
Literature
'Kunst und Antiquitäten aus dem baden-württembergischen Kunsthandel', Weltkunst, 1 May 1983, illustrated in colour p. 1220. K. Henninger-Tavcar, Miniaturporträts, Pforzheim, 1995, illustrated in colour, p. 268.
Special notice

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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