Fine Portrait Miniatures
20 May 2009, starting at 14:00 BST.

Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.


lots

(n/a) French School, circa 1570 A Bearded Gentleman, wearing white buttoned doublet and ruff

William Grimaldi (British, 1751-1830) A young Gentleman, wearing moss-green coat with black collar and white cravat

Austrian School, circa 1790 A double-sided miniature of a Gentleman and a Lady; he, wearing blue coat with red collar and facings and silver buttons over frilled white chemise and black stock, a large white enamel and gold cross surmounted by a closed crown pinned to his left breast, a similar order on a pale blue ribbon around his neck, his hair powdered; she, wearing black dress with frilled neckline, a black cross backed by red ribbon with another similar hanging beneath pinned to her left breast, her hair curled and powdered and worn long

English School, circa 1810 A pair of portraits of Mr and Mrs Saltau of Jersey, he wearing black coat over tied white cravat, she wearing frilled white dress with a jewelled brooch at her breast, her brown hair curled and upswept

English School, circa 1815 A Gentleman, wearing double-breasted black coat, matching waistcoat, frilled white chemise and cravat

James Leakey (British, 1773-1865) Mrs Parr (née Maria Codrington), wearing white dress with a blue scarf knotted around her shoulders, her curling brown hair upswept

Marie-Nicole Ponce-Camus (French, 1778-1839) A Young Girl, wearing white dress trimmed with lace, the short puffed sleeves trimmed with rosettes of lilac ribbon, matching waistband with portrait miniature at her breast, her brown hair curled and upswept, two rings on her right hand, holding a yellow straw bonnet trimmed with lilac ribbon in her left hand, seated in a green-painted armchair, a fringed red shawl draped over the back, landscape background

Alfred Edward Chalon, R.A. (British, 1780-1860) A Young Boy, wearing blue coat over white waistcoat and chemise with broad collar

William Haines (British, 1778-1848) An Officer, wearing scarlet coatee with silver buttons and epaulettes, gold collar and black stock, a white belt with belt-plate across his chest

Lucienne Frison-Fabrice (French, born 1889) Napoléon I (1769-1821), wearing coronation robes of red velvet heavily embroidered with gold and trimmed with ermine over white satin tunic fringed and embroidered in gold, lace collar and cravat, the Star of the Légion d'Honneur on a gold chain around his neck, a rapier by his side, a gold laurel wreath on his head, holding a long staff topped with a gold eagle, the imperial orb and sceptre on a blue cushion trimmed with gold behind, the imperial throne visible to the right

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Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

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Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

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Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

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Due to the size and/or fragility of this lot, it is subject to offsite post sale storage, uplift and storage fees. Please refer to the collection notice on the main page of the online catalogue

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* Import low rate

VAT on imported items at a preferential rate of 5% on Hammer Price and the prevailing rate on Buyer's Premium.

Y CITES

Subject to CITES regulations when exporting items outside of the EU, see clause 13.

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