ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN DANIEL KAMM
Portrait of Charles Edward Stuart ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ (1720-1788)
watercolour on vellum, set inside the lid of a gold-mounted tortoiseshell snuff box, rectangular, a lock of hair wrapped in a paper note inscribed: Bonnie Prince Charlie's hair, the box's maker's marks indistinct, the discharge marks of Louis Robin (1738-1744) and Julien Berthe, Paris (1750-1756), contained in a red leather case, inscribed in gold lettering: ROB. FROM HIS GRANDMOTHER / M. CATHERINE BERKELEY / 28. April 1919.
miniature: 55 by 75mm., box: 40 by 85 by 64mm.
Both the miniature and box in good condition.
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Lady Mary Catherine Berkeley (1829-1924);
to her grandson, Robert George Berkeley (1898-1969)
Daniel Parsons (according to a note held within the box)
Inventory, 1949, 'A tortoiseshell box, gold mounted - a painting of Princes Charles Edward beneath the lid and a lock of Princes Charles hair' in the Strong Room