Auction Preview: Treasured Portraits from the Collection of Ernst Holzscheiter at Christie’s, London, July 4 | BLOUIN ARTINFO
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Auction Preview: Treasured Portraits from the Collection of Ernst Holzscheiter at Christie’s, London, July 4

"A young gentleman in blue coat, wearing the badge of the Order of Malta" - Jean-Etienne Liotard (Swiss, 1702-1789); Signed and dated on the counter-enamel ‘pt. liotard / 1749’. Enamel on copper, cartouche-shaped ormolu frame with tied ribbon surmount. Measured at Oval, 49 mm. high. Estimated Price: USD 80,340 - USD 107,120
(Courtesy - Christie’s)

What: Treasured Portraits from the Collection of Ernst Holzscheiter

Where: Christie’s, St. James 's, 8 King Street, London

When: July 4, 11:00 AM

Public Viewing: 30 Jun, 12pm - 5pm, 1 Jul, 12pm - 5pm, 2 Jul, 9am - 4:30pm, 3 Jul, 9am - 8pm

Top Lots of the Sale:

- "A young gentleman in blue coat, wearing the badge of the Order of Malta" - Jean-Etienne Liotard (Swiss, 1702-1789); Signed and dated on the counter-enamel ‘pt. liotard / 1749’. Enamel on copper, cartouche-shaped ormolu frame with tied ribbon surmount. Measured at Oval, 49 mm. high. Estimated Price: USD 80,340 - USD 107,120

- "In grey dress with pink sash", Countess Maria Ursula Franziska Esterhazy (1765-1814), nee von Hallwyl-Mydorge (1765-1814) - Augustin Christian Ritt (Russian, 1765-1799); Signed ‘Ritt’ (lower left) On ivory, Oval, gilt-metal frame, a paper label on the reverse inscribed in pen with sitter’s name. Measured at 93 mm. high. Estimated Price: USD 26,780 – USD 40,170

- "Engraver, making a medallion",Pierre Simon Benjamin Duvivier (1730-1819) - Francois Dumont (French, 1751-1831); Signed and dated ‘Dumont / f. l’an. 8.’ (mid-right) On ivory, gilt-metal frame, inscribed on the reverse ‘P.S.B. Duvivier peint par Franc. Dumont en 1799’. Measured at 84 x 84 mm. Estimated Price: USD 26,780 - USD 40,170

- "Celebrated scenographer at the Paris Opera", Ignazio Degotti (d. 1824) - Ferdinando Quaglia (Italian, 1780-1853); seated in a gilded Empire fauteuil carved with lion heads. Signed and dated ‘Quaglia f. 1812.’ (upper right) On ivory, gilt-bronze frame. Measured at Rectangular, 217 x 165 mm. Estimated Price: USD 26,780 - USD 40,170

- "Madame Campan", nee Jeanne Louise Henriette Genet (1752-1822) - Francois Dumont (French, 1751-1831); in white dress and gold belt set with a belt buckle depicting the profiles of King Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette and the Dauphin. Measured at Oval, 82 mm. high. Estimated Price: USD 20,085 - USD 33,475

- "A girl of the Elizabethan court, aged 6" - Nicholas Hilliard (British, 1547-1619); in elaborate dress and lace ruff, inscribed and dated in the blue background ‘Ano Dni 1586 / ac ano AEtatis sue 6’. Measured at Oval, 52 mm. high. Estimated Price: USD 20,085 - USD 33,475

- "A young lady in low-cut dress, flowers in her hair" - Augustin Christian Ritt (Russian, 1765-1799); Signed ‘Ritt’ (lower right) On ivory, silver frame with diamond-set pierced surround, the reverse set with gold monogram. Measured at 75 mm. diam. Estimated Price: USD 13,390 - USD 26,780

- "A young lady" called Mademoiselle Maillard (1766-1818), in white silk dress - Francois Dumont (French, 1751-1831); standing in front of a pianoforte. Signed ‘Dumont’ (lower right), On ivory, rectangular gilt-bronze frame. Measured at Octagonal, 167 x 123 mm. Estimated Price: USD 13,390 - USD 26,780

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