22 May 2001
A French gold and micromosaic vinaigrette
mark of Nicolas-François Demoget, Paris, 1798-1809
Oblong, the cover set with an oval micromosaic of a Marlborough spaniel reclining on grassy ground, against a blue background, with a gold stiff-leaf inner border highlighted with black, and black and gold foliate scroll borders, the base with engine-turned interlacing, the grille a diaperwork pattern of interlocking rosettes, marked inside cover and base and on bezel
1 3/8 in. (36 mm.) long
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
A similar micromosaic is applied to a tortoiseshell paris box of 1819-38 in the Gilbert Collection (J. H. Gabriel, The Gilbert Collection. Microsmosaics, London, 2000, p. 209, no. 140).
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
The British Modernist chronicled life in the industrial north of England for more than 50 years. This busy racetrack scene is offered on 19 November
Ahead of the sale of The Knight of the Lord's Passion, Chrisite's profiles the life and work of the Pre-Raphaelite artist described by Burne-Jones as ‘the best of us all’