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Une Dynastie Américaine en Europe - Collections Eleanor Post Close & Antal Post de Bekessy

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A group of four portrait boxes, French
all circular with miniatures on ivory, comprising a gold-mounted red lacquer box, portrait of a lady with white dress and lacy cap, signed and dated: Monmergue, 1797, tortoiseshell-lined, 7,5 cm., 3in. ; a pink composition box inlaid in gold, lid with miniature of a gentleman, blue coat, white cravat, strawwork lining with coat of arms in lid and base, 6,5 cm., 2 1/2 in.; two blond tortoiseshell boxes with gold piqué decoration, one with miniature of a lady with white dress and blue ribbons, the other with a gentleman in a woodland setting, by Jean-François Tourcaty (né 1763), signed Tourcaty, 17 [?]5, 6,5cm., 2 1/2 in. et 7 cm., 2 3/4 in.
Quantity: 4
late 18th century
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Provenance

First item: probably Collection Warweck, Vienna, 19 November 1924, cited by L. Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe, Vol. II, 1964, p. 567.

Une Dynastie Américaine en Europe - Collections Eleanor Post Close & Antal Post de Bekessy

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Paris