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Lot 904Tuesday 11 Jun, 2013 - 10.00am
A pair of early 19th Century English portrait miniatures after Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) - Shoulder length portraits of George IV (as Prince of Wales) wearing the scarlet uniform of a Field Marshall decorated with various Orders, and Princess Caroline of Brunswick wearing a cream turban and dress and a pearl choker, ovals on ivory, 3.25ins x 2.25ins, both signed with initials "VJ" and dated 1809, each contained in original tortoise-shell and gold pique work oval frames, the slightly curved frames also inlaid in mother of pearl with a leaf design, the reverse inlaid with royal crowned cipher, 4.75ins x 3.375ins overall Note : Based on the quality and royal ciphers to reverse, they are thought to be a royal gift from George IV when Prince of Wales