28 November 2006
JACOB AXEL GILLBERG (SWEDISH, 1769-1854)
Gustav IV Adolph, King of Sweden (1778-1837), in blue coat and black stock, wearing the blue moiré sash and breast-star of the Royal Swedish Order of the Seraphim and the breast-star of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem
signed and dated 'Gillberg 1808' (lower left)
oval, 1 11/16 in. (43 mm.) high, gold mount, set in the cover of a circular gold-lined black tortoiseshell bonbonnière by Pierre-André Montauban (fl. 1800 - 1822), marked, Paris, 1798-1809
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For a rectangular larger version of 1806, see M. Olausson/J. Sjöholm, Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Illustrerad katalog över svenska och övriga nordiska miniatyrer, I, Halmstad, 2001, p. 211.
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