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RODOLPHE BEL (SWISS, FL. C. 1822-1849)
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RODOLPHE BEL (SWISS, FL. C. 1822-1849)

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RODOLPHE BEL (SWISS, FL. C. 1822-1849)
A young lady, in white dress with peppermint green sash, wearing a long necklace through which her left thumb is looped, sapphire and pearl-set gold brooch at corsage, gold bracelets, upswept dark curling hair, seated on an upholstered chair; lilac curtain and sky background
on ivory
octagonal, 4 5/8 x 3 5/8 in. (118 x 92 mm.), gilt-copper mount within rectangular stamped gilt-metal plaque on wooden base with lemonwood veneer
Provenance
Ernst Holzscheiter Collection, Meilen; part I, Sotheby's, London, 28 March 1977, lot 109.
Sotheby's, Geneva, 21 May 1992, lot 40.
Sotheby's, Geneva, 16 November 1993, lot 26.
Bonhams, London, 19 March 1996, lot 58.
Exhibited
Geneva, Musée d'art et d'histoire, Chefs-d'oeuvre de la miniature et de la gouache, 1956, no. 35.
Lausanne, Musée historique de Lausanne, 100 ans de miniatures Suisses 1780-1880, 1999-2000, no. 186.
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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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