Lot 518: AN ENGLISH GOLD-MOUNTED ETUI AND AUSTRIAN GOLD-MOUNTED CORAL SCENT BOTTLE, CIRCA 1760 AND CIRCA 1880 |
October 19, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: the first tapered cylindrical, of striated orange agate mounted en cage with inscribed rim, "L'amitié vous l'offre", the second of amphora form, set with two coral masks of Silenus, coral rose finial and pearl borders, Vienna. Together with an octagonal silver-gilt child's rattle with coral teether, hung with three bells, maker's mark only SD, circa 1720. 3 pieces.
first with chip to base panel, some cracks to body; second good, old repairs to the last and some bells missing
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Dimensions: length of first 4 1/2 in.