European & Asian Works of Art Sale on
Wednesday 21st November 2018 - Lots 1 to 389
and
Thursday 22nd November 2018 - Lots 390 to 717
On view:
Sunday 18th November 2018 12 noon to 4pm
Monday 19th November 2018 10am to 8pm
Tuesday 20th November 2018 10am to 5pm
Lots: 601-650 of 717
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Lot 601
A BERLIN PORCELAIN SNUFF BOX, CIRCA 1830
oval, painted all over with vignettes of figures occupied with riverine pursuits surrounded by moulded gilt and lilac scrolls, interior lid covered with a portrait of Frederick the Great, gilded interior base
8cm long

Provenance: Sotheby's, London, 21 April, 1998, lot 125
Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 602
A GERMAN PORCELAIN SNUFF BOX, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
oblong, the lid and sides painted with vignettes of figures with horses or other animals, the underside with another vignette en camaieu, borders of moulded scroll foliage and painted diaper panels, the interior base gilded, the interior lid covered with a scene of two 18th century gentlemen playing backgammon watched by a lady, the gilt-metal mounts with a scroll foliate rim
8.4cm long

Provenance: Sotheby's, Olympia, 29 June 2004, lot 132
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 603
AN ENAMEL SNUFF BOX WITH FRENCH SILVER MARKS, MID 18TH CENTURY
rectangular, painted with fluvial subjects within puce scrolling borders on a white ground, discharge mark of Antoine Lechaudel, Paris, probably 1748/49
8.3cm long

Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 604
THREE METAL-MOUNTED ENAMEL BOXES
comprising: one oval painted with vignettes within raised gilt scroll borders reserved on a painted diaper ground, late 19th century, 8.5cm long; one in the form of a tricorn hat painted with flowers on a white ground, late 19th century, 5cm wide; and one circular basket-formed, the base simulating wickerwork, the lid repainted with a capriccio landscape, circa 1770 and later, 6.5cm diameter
(3)
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 605
A SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE ENAMEL ETUI AND A SCENT FLASK/BONBONNIERE, CIRCA 1780
both decorated with raised gilt scrolls against pink grounds, the first of tapering oval form, painted with vignettes of a pair of lovers in a sylvan setting, a landscape and flowers, fitted with an awl, a pair of tweezers/file and a pair of scissors, 8.7cm high; the second of ogee form, similarly painted with a harbour scene, a village scene with church and flowers, 8.5cm high
(2)
Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 606
A GOLD NEEDLE CASE, UNMARKED, POSSIBLY SWISS, LATE 18TH CENTURY
the faceted slightly tapering body and detachable cover engraved with oval reserves of flowers and vases between formal borders, struck with the 1819 French south-east control mark
8.7cm high

Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 607
A GOLD-MOUNTED ENAMEL SCENT FLASK / VINIAGRETTE, PROBABLY ENGLISH, CIRCA 1875, RETAILED BY HANCOCKS & CO. OF LONDON
baluster, the body painted with flowers and foliage on a cream ground, the base with hinged lid stamped HANCOCK and interior engraved and pierced grille, 7.6cm high; together with another enamel scent flask / viniagrette, engraved silver mounts, the tapering oval body similarly painted with flowers and foliage on a cream ground, unmarked, probably English, circa 1875, 10cm high, both struck with French import marks
(2)
Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 608
A GILT-METAL CHATELAINE, PROBABLY SWISS, CIRCA 1835
the clip set with an enamelled and nacre-backed oval of a lutenist serenading a woman surrounded by marquisites, hung below with another enamelled oval, the chains of solid shaped sections ending in a magnifying glass, an agate set seal and an agate scent flask; also suspending an English gilt metal etui, London or Birmingham, mid 18th century, complete with implements
30cm long overall

'FASHIONS FOR JANUARY [1839]. . . . Bracelets are much worn. Fans also are fashionable; the richer the painting, the more a la mode. The fashion of wearing chatelaines has become too important not to recall to our fair readers the propriety of procuring them as Christmas presents from the grandmammas or great grandaunts; the more antique they are, the more fashionable; and if any old ornaments or trinkets are attached to the hooks, the fair possessor is an object of envy. . . .' (Liverpool Mercury and Lancashire General Advertiser, Liverpool, Friday, 4 January 1839, p. 6b)

'Alack for human nature! Since the scene at the bazaar, Miss Twinch felt a petty satisfaction in helping on the depreciation of the individual for whose opinion, co-operation, or approval, she would have given her most valuable treasure - even a tarnished old gilt chatelaine, that had been her grandmother's, and was only worn on especial Sundays and family anniversaries, with a watch thereunto appended, that might plausibly have been mistaken for one of those golden French walnuts, in which tiny scissors, thimbles, almanacks, and other Lilliputian affairs, absurdly useless, are revealed upon opening.' (From Albert Smith's novel, The Pottleton Legacy: A Story of Town and Country, published in 1849)
Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 609
§AN ENGLISH GILT-METAL CHATELAINE, LONDON OR BIRMINGHAM, CIRCA 1730
the clip head struck with a classical profile within pierced strapwork, with an etui (fitted with a folding knife, a pencil holder, an awl/ear pick, a pair of tweezers and a pair of scissors) and two small boxes decorated with a standing figure and flowering foliage on matted grounds (two chains missing); together with an English gilt-metal etui, probably Birmingham, circa 1770, the tapering oval body die-stamped with cornflowers on a hatched ground, fitted with an ivory memorandum and a pair of scissors, 9.4cm high
(2)
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 610
A CARTIER LIMITED EDITION DESK FOUNTAIN PEN, MODERN
of elongated form, with platinum plated bands on a black enamel ground, numbered 1833 of 2000, the 18 carat white gold nib with C monogram, screw-type ink reservoir, complete with its stepped glass stand, in its fitted red case, with two spare cartridges, instruction manual and guarantee, with outer white card case, all signed 'Cartier'
pen 19cm long
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 611
A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE, MAKER'S MARK P.R. (IN CYRILLIC), MOSCOW, LATE 19TH CENTURY
oblong, one side enamelled with exotic birds and a butterfly amidst flowerheads and scrolls over a matted ground surrounded by a turquoise border, the other with scroll foliage centred by a patera, 875 standard
9.2cm long
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 612
A RUSSIAN SILVER AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE, MAKER'S MARK ViK (IN CYRILLIC), MOSCOW, 1908-1926
oblong, enamelled with stylised foliage amidst scrolls within a variety of geometric pattern borders over a gilt matted ground, green cabochon push-piece, gilt interior with Russian inscription, 875 standard
11cm long
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 613
A RUSSIAN PARCEL-GILT-SILVER AND NIELLO BOX AND COVER, ASSAY MASTER ALEXEI IVANOV TORLOV, VELIKY USTYUG, 1788
circular, top and base centred by entwined scroll initials MG in a matted ground roundel surrounded by a band of concentric rose-turning within a pellet and formal leaf rim, the sides with further engine-turning and the same rims, gilt interior, no maker's mark
10.8cm diameter, 283gr (9oz)

Veliky Ustyug had prospered from its strategic position on the trade route to the White Sea, but the town's fortunes diminished following the founding of St Petersburg. In the 18th century it had established itself as a centre for enamels, icon painting, and silver, especially its particularly high quality niello work. Despite being unable to compete with the large manufacturers that grew in St Petersburg and Moscow in the 19th century, the craft of niello work is still carried out in the town to this day. The circular boxes of very good gauge silver such the present example were a popular form at the end of the 18th century and often bore no maker's mark (see another sold in these rooms, 23 November 2016, lot 508), although a number of similar examples carry the maker's mark of the niello master Ivan Zhilin.


Estimate:  £600 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 614
A RUSSIAN SILVER CIGARETTE CASE, MAKER'S MARK IK (IN CYRILLIC) IN A TRIANGLE, MOSCOW, 1899-1908
oblong, applied with gold initials KK surrounded by Art Nouveau style strapwork foliage, with green cabochon pushpiece, 875 standard
11cm long
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 615
A RUSSIAN PARCEL-GILT-SILVER CIGARETTE CASE, MAKER'S MARK VN (IN CYRILLIC), MOSCOW, 1908-1917
oblong, the lid applied with gold and enamelled silver Imperial and military motifs, red cabochon pushpiece, 875 standard
11.4cm long
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 616
A RUSSIAN SILVER AND NIELLO CIGARETTE CASE, SERGEI NAZAROV, MOSCOW, 1908-1917
oblong, the lid with a view of a village, 875 standard, 10.8cm long; together with two further niello decorated cigarette cases: an oblong Polish example, the lid with parcel-gilt asymmetric decoration and engraved ZW, 875 standard, Warsaw, 1920s; and a Thai example, oblong, the lid decorated with mythical figures and foliage, stamped 'STERLING', Thai Nakon, Bangkok, mid 20th century
(3)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 617
A RUSSIAN STYLE CLOISONNE ENAMEL AND SILVER-GILT EGG, 20TH CENTURY
in two parts, foliate motifs and pellets in green, white and various blues on a red ground, gilt interior with probably spurious kokoshnik and indecipherable maker's marks
6.5cm long
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 618
A PAIR OF NORWEGIAN GILT AND ENAMEL NOVELTY 'OWL' PEPPERETTES, DAVID-ANDERSEN, OSLO, SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY
the birds with white guilloché enamel, underside with David-Andersen marks and stamped 'STERLING'
5.5cm high
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 619
A PAIR OF AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SILVER AND ENAMEL CUPS AND COVERS, HERMANN BÖHM, VIENNA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the ovate bodies and covers painted with roundels or ovals of classical subjects between masks and scrolls on a pink ground below seated figure finials, the stems each with four Renaissance dolphins, domed bases similarly painted
15.5cm high
Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 620
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL MINIATURE CHASSE, LUDWIG POLITZER, VIENNA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
rectangular casket with roof-like lid hinged from one end, painted with panels of Cupid in a variety of guises on a pink foliated ground, on paw feet
7cm long
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 621
A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL BOWL, FEODOR RUCKERT, MOSCOW, 1899-1908
the centre painted with a griffin passant on an olive ground within lobes of shaded flowers on pink and pale green grounds, the rim of green-dotted white flowerheads and scrolls on a red ground, on three ball feet, 88 standard
11.8cm diameter

Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, 14-15 December 1983, lot 478; The Greenfield Collection of Russian Enamels, Christie's, New York, 20 October 1998, lot 173

Literature: illustrated, G. Hill, Fabergé and the Russian Master Goldsmiths, New York, 1989, pl. 217
Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 622
A RUSSIAN CLOISONNE ENAMEL SILVER-GILT BOWL, FEODOR RUCKERT, MOSCOW, 1899-1908
of circular lobed form, enamelled with shaded flowers and birds on alternating pastel blue and cream grounds within ropetwist borders, the cavetto painted after Ivan Krylov's fable of 'The Stork and the Fox', 84 standard
diameter 9.5cm, 3 3/4 in.

Provenance: The Greenfield Collection of Russian Enamels, Christie's, New York, 20 October 1998, lot 170
Estimate:  £1500 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 623
A RUSSIAN SILVER AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL BOWL, MOSCOW, 1899-1908
painted with an en plein roundel of two bickering birds surrounded by a cloisonné band of polychrome shaded foliage on a turquoise ground, the rim with leafy scrolls on a cream ground, the circular spreading foot with further scroll foliage, illegible maker's mark, 84 standard
10.5cm diameter

Provenance: The Greenfield Collection of Russian Enamels, Christie's, New York, 20 October 1998, lot 172
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 624
TWO RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL STAMP BOXES AND A DESK TRAY, FEODOR RUCKERT, MOSCOW, 1899-1908
the surfaces enamelled with shaded scrolling stylised foliage on varicoloured grounds divided by ropetwist borders, one stamp box lid with champlevé blue and red enamel 5 kopek stamps, the cartouche-form tray centred with a mythical beast, mounted to the rear with bracket pen supports, 84 standard; together with the following associated silver and cloisonné enamel items: a blotter, oblong, cream and milky blue grounds, apparently unmarked, probably early 20th century; a paper knife, with milky blue ground, Moscow, 1908-1917, French import mark; a cylindrical nib holder, cream ground, illegible kokoshnik mark, probably late 19th century, French import mark; and an inkwell, casket form with hinged lid, green ground, bearing spurious Fabergé and kokoshnik marks, 20th century
tray 34cm long
(7)

For a similar set see G. von Habsburg, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and his World, London, 2000, Cat. No.91, illustrated p.83
Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 625
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL CABARET SET, HERMANN BÖHM, VIENNA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
painted with a variety of mythological and classical scenes surrounded by scrolling acanthus on a cream ground, with basse-taille enamelled borders, cast figural and scroll enamel detailed handles, comprising a tray, a sugar bowl and cover, a pair of jugs in sizes, two cups and two saucers, all in their original red velvet lined gilt-tooled leather case
tray 38cm long
(11)

Hermann Böhm, moving from Hungary to Vienna, went into business with his father-in-law, Leopold Pollitzer, in 1866, becoming by the time of the Vienna International Exhibition of 1873 one of the most prominent and prolific producers of Historismus pieces in Vienna. During the 1889 Paris International exhibition, his firm received widespread acclaim, a correspondent for the London trade journal, the Jeweller & Metal Worker, observing: 'Böhm ... indeed counts its chief glory to give perfect reproductions of grand medieval pieces, rich of gems and enamel of many colours, while even his modern specimens of the goldsmith's and jewellers' art are so quaint and old-world in time and feeling that they have the charm of heirlooms ... the effect is gorgeous without being barbaric ...'
Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 626
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SILVER-GILT-MOUNTED ENAMEL TANKARD, HERMANN BÖHM, VIENNA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the tapering body painted with ovals of classical subjects against scroll foliage on a pale pink ground between applied rims of enamelled foliate scrollwork inhabited by seraphim, the domed foot and lid similarly painted, with white ronde bosse enamel Cupid finial, the scroll handle with basse-taille foliage and a ronde bosse winged caryatid
29cm high
Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 627
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SILVER-GILT-MOUNTED ENAMEL PEDESTAL VASE, HERMANN BÖHM, VIENNA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the bulbous body painted with a continuous scene of classical subjects below a neck of further various classical themes, the lobed lip with grotesque masks, vases and scrolles, the bulbous stem and spreading foot also with continuous scenes, applied with cast hippocampus handles
21cm high
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 628
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SILVER-GILT-MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL CUP AND COVER ON STAND, HERMAN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1880
the globular body carved with two masks surrounded by leafy scrolls, the cover with cone finial (detached), the spreading foot between an enamelled silver-gilt knop and rim mount, the circular stand similarly decorated and with broad rim mount enamelled below the shaped moulded border with stylised birds flanking vases above scrolls and foliage, on spreading foot, Dianakopf and maker's marks
17.4cm diameter
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 629
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SILVER-GILT, ENAMEL AND ROCK CRYSTAL TIMEPIECE, HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1880
balloon shape on stand, the rock crystal engraved with scrolls, the watch movement with dial painted with a classical figure, the case surmounted by a white ronde-bosse enamel cherub flanked by masks and scrolls, with lion mask drop-ring handles, the feet as ronde-bosse enamelled scrolling herms with feather headresses, the canted plinth base with grotesque mask scroll feet, 800 standard
19cm high
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 630
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN ENAMELLED SILVER-GILT AND ROCK CRYSTAL CASKET, MAKER'S MARK TB, VIENNA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
elongated octagonal, the bevelled rectangular crystal panels engraved with foliate scrolls and star motifs surrounded by applied cloisonné enamelled trailing flowers, the lid with a plain panel revealing the enamel painted interior with an oval of Apollo and the Muses against a striking turquoise blue ground, on six small paw feet, 900 standard
17cm long
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 631
§A LARGE GERMAN SILVER-GILT-MOUNTED IVORY TWO-HANDLED CUP AND COVER, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the ivory probably carved in Erbach, the silver-gilt mounts from Hanau (thirty-two miles north of Erbach), the cover with ivory finial of Venus accompanied by a putto in the manner of William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) above a band of ribbon-tied fruit garlands between scroll cartouches, the barrel carved in high relief with a bacchanal to one side and The Birth of Venus to the other, the horned grotesque masks above hung through the ears with chains held by the hermaphroditic Bacchus terms heading the scroll handles, the base with a collar of cartouches and fruiting vines, the mounts with bands of anthemion, scroll foliage, ovolo or laurel chasing, stamped maker's marks AT in monogram, national marks and '800'
71.5cm high


Estimate:  £5000 - 7000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 632
§A GERMAN SILVER-MOUNTED IVORY TANKARD, GEBRUDER GUTGESELL, HANAU, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the silver cover chased with fruits and straps on a matted ground below a figure of Cupid in Disguise as a soldier, the body carved in high relief with a battle scene after the Antique, the ivory handle carved as a soldier, the bulbous base mount chased with military trophies, pseudo marks
25.5cm high
Estimate:  £1500 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 633
§A VICTORIAN SILVER-MOUNTED IVORY VASE AND COVER, CHARLES EDWARDS, LONDON, 1889
the silver cover with a band of bold gadrooning below a cast prancing horse finial, the ivory body carved in relief with a bucolic continuous scene of a log-laden cart on which perch a mother and child drawn across the river by four horses and the farmer riding postilion while a young girl crosses the bridge towards a woman seated beside a basket of fowl, signed at the end of the bridge 'A. Bucher', with plain silver rim mounts and spreading foot, glass set base
40.5cm high
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 634
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SILVER-GILT-MOUNTED ENAMEL PEDESTAL CUP AND COVER, WENZEL LANG, VIENNA, CIRCA 1900
painted with scenes of putti engaged in a variety of pursuits, the yellow ground with military and musical trophies and scrolling foliage, the cover with a finial cast as the infant Bacchus
32.5cm high
Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 635
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN GILT-METAL-MOUNTED ENAMEL BOWL, VIENNA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
pedestal urn shaped oval with part lobed body and griffin handles, painted with foliate hung masks and vases or urns filled with further foliage, the outer broad lip and shaped domed foot painted with classical subjects
21.5cm long
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 636
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SILVER-GILT-MOUNTED ENAMEL EWER, HERMANN BÖHM, VIENNA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
painted with a variety of classical subjects including Jupiter and Juno and perhaps Thetis, all in white ovolo borders, the pink ground with delicate stylised foliage and masks, the ovoid body with basse-taille enamel silver-gilt rims and caryatid scroll handle
23cm high
Estimate:  £1000 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 637
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL CUP AND COVER, KARL RÖSSLER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1900
the finial cast as a half-length figure holding a pipe and a stein, the cover and waisted sides to the oval bowl painted with a variety of peasant scenes, below with panels of squirrels or birds and fountains amidst scrolls and foliage, the faceted trumped-shaped foot with figures dancing on barrels alternating with urns, all amidst scrollwork, the silver gilt borders applied with enamelled bird's heads and foliate scroll motifs
31cm high

Estimate:  £3000 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 638
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN ENAMEL PEDESTAL BOWL, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the oval bow painted to the interior with a scene of Jupiter and Juno, the exterior and domed oval foot with ruins in landscapes, with gilt-metal plain rim mounts, the stem cast as a winged hippocamp
16.5cm long
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 639
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SILVER AND ENAMEL TIMEPIECE, VIENNA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the rectangular case painted with a classical subjects to each side, with square section flower wreathed columns to the angles topped by figures with openwork scroll sections between, the dome painted with further classical subjects and surmounted by a figure of Diana, the canted plinth applied with enamelled scrolls, on paw feet, white dial with Roman numerals, watch movement, apparently unmarked
23.5cm high
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 640
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SILVER AND ENAMEL PEDESTAL TIMEPIECE, HERMANN BÖHM, VIENNA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
painted with roundels of differing classical subjects against a foliate covered pale blue ground, the spherical body hinging open to reveal a landscape enamelled dial with watch movement surrounded by a basse-taille formal foliate border, the finial formed as a seated pan, the stem formed as a mermaid supporting the globe, on spreading foot
21.5cm high
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 641
A SILVER-GILT AND LAPIS LAZULI CASKET, PERHAPS ITALIAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
rectangular with domed lid, ball feet, the reeded cagework mounts enclosing panels of lapis, hinged clasp
11cm wide
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 642
§A TORTOISESHELL SNUFF BOX, PROBABLY NEAPOLITAN, CIRCA 1740
charouche-shaped with applied gold hinges, the lid and underside decorated in gold piqué posé and piqué point with formal borders of scrolls, foliage and grotesques enclosing vignettes, the lid with an erotic bedroom scene of a reluctant lover fleeing from a lady in deshabille perched on the four-poster and tearing at his shirt, the underside with a resting traveller
7.8cm long
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 643
§FOUR TORTOISESHELL PURSES, FRENCH, CIRCA 1880
oblong and cartouche-shaped, variously decorated with gilt and silvered piqué, metal mounts, variously lined
approximately 7cm long
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 644
§A TORTOISESHELL SPECTACLES CASE, PROBABLY FRENCH OR ENGLISH, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
oblong, trimmed with ivory, lined in blue velvet, 15.3cm long; together with a cheroot case, the long cover decorated on both sides with gilt blossom sprays inhabited by birds, Japanese, circa 1920, 12.2cm long; and a blond tortoiseshell box, plain rectanguar, early 20th century, 12.2cm long
(3)
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 645
§FOUR TORTOISESHELL PURSES, FRENCH, CIRCA 1870-1885
all oblong, comprising: one with die-stamped silver gothic pattern mounts and a French marquis's coronet, 7.8cm long; the remaining with metal or gilt-metal mounts, one plain, the surface of one saupoudré d'étoiles in gilt metal, the kid lining with impressed retailer's label of Gay & Son, one inset on one side with a cartouche and decorative border, variously lined, approximately 8cm wide
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 646
§A SMALL TORTOISESHELL SNUFF BOX, UNMARKED, ENGLISH, CIRCA 1815
of curved oblong form, the hinged lid applied in gold with an alert fox in low relief, 5cm long; together with the following tortoiseshell boxes: a patch box and cover, circular, silver sides, the tortoiseshell panels with silver piqué placé scrolls and foliage, the interior with (cracked) mirror, English, circa 1770, 4cm diameter; a snuff box, curved oblong, the engine-turned hinged lid with gold thumbpiece and circular cartouche, English, circa 1820, 5.1cm long; and a small counter box with four counters, circular, decorated with silver piqué, probably English, circa 1800
(4)
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 647
§A GOLD-MOUNTED BLOND TORTOISESHELL SNUFF BOX, UNMARKED, CONTINENTAL, CIRCA 1730
oblong, applied moulded border and hinge, the lid decorated in piqué placé with two doves weaving a heart within a formal border, the underside similarly decorated with two small lovebirds
6.7cm long
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 648
§A TORTOISESHELL SNUFF BOX, FRENCH, CIRCA 1800
circular, the detachable lid decorated in three colour gold and silver piqué posé with a cock and hen in a rural setting, gilt metal ('doublé') interior
7.7cm diameter
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 649
§A FRENCH TORTOISESHELL SNUFF BOX, PARIS, CIRCA 1760
oval, with gold and silver piqué of a bouquet of flowers, the underside with a flowerhead, with gold hinge and engraved shaped thumbpiece
6cm long
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 650
§A TORTOISESHELL VESTA CASE, PROBABLY FRENCH, CIRCA 1880
in the form of a book, one side inlaid in gold with a fleur-de-lys and scrolls (striker missing), 4.5cm long; together with a small tortoiseshell cigarette case, oblong, gold hinge, the cover set with gold stripes, cabochon thumbpiece, maker's mark L?, an animal mask between, early 20th century, 8.5cm; a small tortoiseshell cigarette case and match book holder, oblong, silver-mounted, maker's mark C&A, London, 1929, 7.7 and 6cm; and a tortoiseshell vesta case, oblong, inset with a gilt cartouche, circa 1900, 6.2cm long
(5)
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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