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    Victorian Portrait Miniature of a Viscount Mounted on a Gold Bracelet
    Miniature attributed to Sir William John Neweighton, circa 1840

    The center designed as an oval gold locket, the hinged cover engraved with scrolls applied with small turquoise cabochons forming entwined initials below a seven-pointed coronet, with two serpent heads set with turquoises and garnet eyes encircling the top and bottom, the lid opening to reveal a signed portrait miniature on copper of a young Viscount, head and shoulders to the dexter with dark brown hair and side-whiskers, wearing a dark cravat, white waistcoat and black jacket, the miniature and locket attached to a paneled curved bracelet enhanced with engraved patterns and scrolls along the border-miniature including case and serpents-2 1/4 in. long

    Provenance:
    Purchased from Sheldon Shapiro, London


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2008
    24th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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