Fine Portrait Miniatures

20 May 2009, starting at 14:00 BST .

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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.

Peter Cross (British, circa 1650-1724) A young Gentleman, wearing blue cloak with gold fringe pinned at his left shoulder, white lace jabot and long natural wig

English School, circa 1660 Sir Robert Moyle (d.1661), wearing dark purple coat over orange-striped waistcoat and white cravat tied with a blue ribbon, his brown hair worn long

Circle of Rosalba Carriera (Italian, 1675-1757) A young Gentleman, wearing pale blue cloak, with gold stripes and pink lining, over blue-lined ochre-coloured coat edged in gold, white lace cravat and long powdered wig

David Myers (British, active 1663-1676) Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon (1609-1674), seated in a red upholstered chair fringed with gold, wearing grey-brown robe, lined with blue and tied at waist with striped brown sash, white chemise trimmed with lace at the neck and curling brown hair worn long, against draped and tasselled brown curtain, his right hand holding scroll inscribed To Earl Clarendon resting on table covered with patterned cloth

de Weiss (German, active circa 1735) A Lady, wearing white apron over embroidered orange bodice, blue skirt and ruffled white chemise, her hair curled and powdered beneath a broad-brimmed straw hat, a basket of fruits on her arm, a wooded landscape behind, set within a feigned oval surrounded by a pink marble trompe d'oeil effect

Continental School, 19th Century A Young Boy, possibly Alfonso, Infante of Portugal (1509-1540), wearing cardinal's robes and cap, a gold cross and chain around his neck

Daniel Gardelle (Swiss, 1679-1753) and Robert Gardelle (Swiss, 1682-1766) A rare portrait of a Gentleman, wearing blue coat with gold border and buttons, white lace cravat and red cloak, his curled wig worn long and powdered

Andreas Henry Groth (German, active circa 1739-1753) A Gentleman, wearing cerise-coloured doublet trimmed with gold and slashed to reveal white, white lace falling collar tied with tasselled cords, his wig curled and powdered

Christian Friedrich Zincke (German, 1683/4-1767) Louis XIV (1638-1715), King of France (1643-1715), wearing gilt-studded armour with blue sash, his brown wig worn long and curling

Continental School, early 19th Century Empress Maria Theresa (1717-1780), wearing yellow dress, the bodice trimmed with lace and very thickly encrusted with emeralds, rubies and pearls, a closed crown on her breast, magenta robe falling from her shoulders, pendent pearl earrings, her powdered hair worn long and curling with a gold tiara studded with rubies and pearls

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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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Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories, buyer's premium excluding Cars, Motorbikes, Wine and Coin & Medal sales, will be as follows:

Buyer's Premium Rates
27.5% on the first £2,500 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £2,500 up to and including £300,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £300,000 up to and including £3,000,000;
and 13.9% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of £3,000,000.

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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Zero rated for VAT, no VAT will be added to the Hammer Price or the Buyer's Premium.

* 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.

W Shipping & handling restrictions apply

Objects displayed with a "W" will be located in the Bonhams Warehouse and will only be available for collection from this location.

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