British Medals from the Collection of the Revd. John Watson

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Date of Auction: 11th June 2014

Sold for £75

Estimate: £120 - £150

George II, c. 1760, a red wax portrait on blackened glass, perhaps by T. or L. Pingo, bewigged and armoured bust right, 65mm (cf. BDM IV, 558-9). Good fine and an exceptionally rare survivor £120-150


Provenance: L. Pingo Collection; S. Bousfield Collection, Sotheby Auction, 28 July 1930, lot 212 (part).

Forrer describes a piece, almost certainly this, but as George III, "young head, in a wig; wax painted red, on circular sheet of glass painted black on the other side"