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Lot 318: A sterling silver dog-form caster with Bulgari custom presentation case, James Barclay Hennell, London, 1877-78
December 14, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
A sterling silver dog-form caster with Bulgari custom presentation case
James Barclay Hennell, London, 1877-78
The dog modeled as "Toby the Dog" of "Punch and Judy," likely retailed by Bulgari.
H: 4 in. Weight: 5.415 oz. t.
Excellent condition with extremely minor wear consistent with age and gentle use. Light surface scratches to underside. Very little rubbing to detail or outer edges; overall casting is still crisp. Marked to underside, rear right leg, and to the flange of the head. Interior is clean, with no corrosion, and head is easily removable. The later case is associated but custom fitted to the dog, and in very good condition.
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