London, South Kensington
10 July 2007
ENGLISH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1760/1770
An officer of a Royal regiment, in scarlet coat with blue facings and gold lace; and a gentleman, in Windsor coat with scarlet collar, powdered hair en queue
gilt-metal mount with hairwork reverse; gilt-metal frame with open work border
ovals, 1 5/8 in. (42 mm.) and 1 1/8 in. (28 mm.) high (2)
The officer: Phillip's, London, 10 Oct 1984, lot 416.
The gentleman: Sotheby's, London, 23 July 1979, lot 186.
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