27 November 2007
PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
JOHN STORDY (IRISH, 1730-1799)
A young lady, in white dress with fur-bordered pink overdress, three strands of pearls in her upswept hair, ringlets falling on her shoulders
signed and dated 'Stordy Pxt. 1778' (lower right)
oval, 1 7/8 in. (49 mm.) high, gold mounted on the lid of a circular Louis XVI gold-mounted green and white striped lacquer bonbonnière, the box 3 1/16 in. (77 mm.) diam.
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