25 May 2004
RICHARD COSWAY, R.A. (BRITISH, 1742-1821)
Sir Peter Parker, Bt., in blue coat with silver-embroidered button loops, knotted white cravat, powdered hair en queue
oval, 1 7/8 in. (48 mm.) high, white and blue enamel mount within gold frame with split-pearl border, the reverse with lock of hair, seed pearls and gold wire on opalescent glass within blue and white enamel border
By family descent.
Admiral H. Boyes; Sotheby's, London, 27 October 1949, lot 127 (£95 to H. E. Backer).
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Sir Peter Parker was a grandson of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Peter Parker who fell at a skirmish on the Chesapeake during the war with the United States.
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