London, South Kensington
4 July 2000
Four decorative miniatures of ladies
including Madame de Pompadour, in a low-cut pink dress and blue surcoat; a lady in a low-cut dress and powdered hair (after Plimer); a lady in a pale blue dress and crimson stole, powdered hair; and ladies in a harem
some on ivorine, one with signature, oval and rectangular gilt-metal frames, one with split pearl border
1¾ in. (45 mm.) to 35/8 in. (92 mm.) high (4)
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