[NUMBER 489] FRENCH, DATED 1582 489 PORTRAITS OF A NOBLE AND HIS CONSORT Forming the interiors of a circular pearwood case. A young courtier with pointed beard, in black velvets with linen ruff ; and his wife similarly attired, her hair with enrichments of gold. (2) Diameter of each, 21/4 inches From the Spitzer legacies. [sas ILLUSTRATION] FRENCH, SECOND HALF OF 16TH CENTURY 490 MINIATURE ON VELLUM OF MAN IN GILDED ARMOUR The Marquis de Berges. Dressed in a suit of armour of blue steel richly gilded and wearing the Order of the Golden Fleece. With his right hand he clasps a tilting helmet blued and with gold enrich-ments and with richly colored plumes. In a contemporary carved and gilded frame. Size in frame, 81/4 x 7 inches From the Spitzer legacies. FRENCH, 16TH CENTURY 491 MINIATURE OF A LADY BELIEVED TO BE MARY STUART Dressed in orange-red robes with puffed sleeves and wearing rich jewelled girdle, necklace and headdress. Bright apple-green back-ground with a painted frame of gold on black ; on a tablet beneath, a quotation in Greek. Probably part of a painted coffret de marriage, the back carved with traceries. Oak panel. Size, 71/2 x 31/2 inches From the Spitzer legacies. 214