A portrait miniature of Admiral Charles Watson (1714-1757), in a gold mount, tests approx 15ct and inscribed verso 'Admiral Charles Watson 1714/1757 ??? with Clive in India', 3.5 x 3cm overall; and another small miniature of a lady, signed with initials 'PC' in a gold plated mount (2)
After 'the black hole of Calcutta' incident, Robert Clive of the East India Company, supported by Admiral Watson, retook Calcutta. There is a memorial to Watson in Westminster Abbey.
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Sold for £2,000
Man - not examined out of frame, some deterioration to surface on coat, later metal hook added
Lady - not glazed, and with only part frame
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Auction: Homes and Interiors - Live Online, Tue, 24th Aug 2021
Our bi-weekly Homes & Interiors sales showcase an array of different periods and styles all under one roof, juxtaposing old with new, items rich in history displayed next to works of art by emerging artists, and emphasising just how effortlessly they complement one another. There is undoubtedly something to suit all tastes and budgets within these live online auctions.
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FURNITURE AND CARPETS
Furniture and carpets not collected by 5pm Friday 3 September will incur storage charges (£10+VAT administration per invoice and £2+VAT per day, per lot).
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