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GIUSEPPE TRESCA (ITALIAN, FL. C. 1770 - 1816)
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GIUSEPPE TRESCA (ITALIAN, FL. C. 1770 - 1816)

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GIUSEPPE TRESCA (ITALIAN, FL. C. 1770 - 1816)
Louis XVI (1754-1793), King of France 1774-1793, in gold-embroidered blue coat, wearing the blue moiré sash and breast-star of the Royal French order of the Saint Esprit and the jewel of the Order of the Golden Fleece, ermine-bordered blue cloak embroidered with gold fleur-de-lys, seated in an interior
signed 'Tresca f.' (mid-right)
on ivory
2¾ in. (71 mm.) diam., gilt-metal mount set on the cover of a tortoiseshell-lined ivory bonbonnière
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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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Lot Essay

The present work is inspired by a miniature by Louis-Marie Sicardi in the Louvre, signed and dated 1782 (see P. Jean-Richard, Miniatures sur ivoire. Musée du Louvre. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 1994, no. 577, illustrated p. 315).

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