Three very rare and fine carved wax portraits, circa: 1700 showing three historical important persons:

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Object Description

Three very rare and fine carved wax portraits,
circa: 1700

The busts are nearly full round carved.(75%)

showing three historical important persons:

William the third of Orange,
( The Hague 1650 – Kensington Palace, 1702,)
King of England, Scotland, Ireland and Holland.
married in 1677 with Queen Mary the second.
Circa 12cm high.

Sir Cloudesley Shovel, 1650 – 1707
he was an English marine officer and became
a famous Brittish hero, was Admiral of the fleet
and had a few times a sea battle with
admiral Michiel de Ruyter, in:
1673: the battle by: Texel.
Circa 12cm high.

Algernon Sidney, 1623 – 1683
he was an English Politian and was an opponent
of King Charles, the second.
He was killed for treason against King Charles.
Circa 12cm high

All three wax bustes were made by the same sculptor,
until now not known, but there could be a connection
with: Grinling Gibbons, ( 1648-1721 )
because Grinling Gibbons has worked for:
William the third for Hampton Court
and he also made the famous monument
in Westminster Abbey of:
Sir Admiral Cloudesley Shovel,
so there were connections between them.

Now in 19th century frame boxes, with news paper fragment with date: 1851

Object Condition

excellent original condition!

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