A GROUP OF THREE BOÎTES À MINIATURES, PROBABLY FRENCH, VARIOUS DATES
A GROUP OF THREE BOÎTES À MINIATURES, PROBABLY FRENCH, VARIOUS DATES

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A GROUP OF THREE BOÎTES À MINIATURES, PROBABLY FRENCH, VARIOUS DATES
A GROUP OF THREE BOÎTES À MINIATURES, PROBABLY FRENCH, VARIOUS DATES
A GROUP OF THREE BOÎTES À MINIATURES, PROBABLY FRENCH, VARIOUS DATES
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A GROUP OF THREE BOÎTES À MINIATURES, PROBABLY FRENCH, VARIOUS DATES

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 GBP

A GROUP OF THREE BOÎTES À MINIATURES, PROBABLY FRENCH, VARIOUS DATES

A GROUP OF THREE BOÎTES À MINIATURES, PROBABLY FRENCH, VARIOUS DATES

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot sold:

2,250

GBP

Description

A GROUP OF THREE BOÎTES À MINIATURES, PROBABLY FRENCH, VARIOUS DATES


all circular, the first of striped buff-coloured lacquer, the lid inset with an oval miniature on ivory of a gentleman wearing uniform, gold mounts, circa 1775/1780; the second of plum-coloured poudre d’écaille, the lid inset with a miniature of a lady on ivory with high-piled hair, gold bead frame, circa 1785; the third of striped green lacquer, the lid later inset with an English enamel plaque painted with Charity, below a banner inscribed: May charity ever distinguish masons’ gold mounts; all with tortoiseshell lining


7.9cm., 3⅛in. diameter; 6.1cm., 2⅜in. diameter; 6.4cm., 2½in. diameter


(3)


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Condition report

The first one with a tiny hole to the gold base rim, several losses to laquer throughout;

the second with light surface cracks to lid and base, miniature in good condition;

the third with several cracks and losses to laquer, the miniature with slight loss of paint below the upper rim, losses to laquer on lid


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

Saleroom Notice

This lot contains ivory and other restricted materials. Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrictor prohibits the import of certain items (including ivory) to protect wildlife conservation. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory/rhino horn by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.