9 December 2008
CIRCLE OF BALTHASAR GERBIER, CIRCA 1640
A pair of miniatures: a nobleman, in black doublet, slashed to reveal white, white lawn collar, wearing a red sash, long curling brown hair, moustache and pointed beard; together with a lady, in white décolleté dress, pearl necklace with drop-pearl pendant, drop-pearl earrings, fair hair dressed in ringlets
ovals, 1 in. (26 mm.) high, gold lockets with ruby, sapphire, pearl and coral pendants (2)
Greta Shield Heckett (1899-1976) Collection, Pittsburgh, Pa.; part II, Sotheby's, London, 11 July 1977, lot 131 (as by Alexander Cooper).
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