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Lot 0054
British/French School
(Fourth Quarter 18th/First Quarter 19th Century)

Two Portrait Miniatures of Noblemen

each watercolor
including the "Honorable Colonel Richard Hare, Viscount of Ennismore" and a "Member of the de Chambray family of Normandy".
The first glazed in a 15k gold oval pendant engraved with Ennismore's name; the second glazed in a rolled gold-plated oval frame, the backing illegibly inscribed in period script "W.... Chaguin [sp?] de Chambray/borne 1761 to sest(?)."

overall (with loop) 3" x 2" and 2-7/8" x 2", respectively

Provenance: Estate of Dr. Carroll Ball, Jackson, Mississippi.


Honorable Colonel Richard Hare: Good colors; some discoloration and abrasions along edges from contact with frame; no signs of past restoration. Gold frame with surface marks and signs of wear. Member of Chambry Family: Glass dirt on the inside; surface marks and abrasions along and by right edge from contact with frame; miniature sitting over center to the right in the frame; no signs of past restorations; small scattered surface marks.

Buyer's Premium

  • 25%

British/French School (ca. 1800)

Estimate $500 - $800Aug 24, 2018
333 St. Joseph Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States
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