Lot 560: TWO EROTIC SILVER CIGARETTE CASES WITH MARINE NUDES, EARLY 20TH CENTURY |
October 19, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: the first with long-haired nude on a beach, marked 935 only, the second with a water nymph on engine-turned ground, import marks for London, 1922. Together with a silver-plated case with reclining nude before an open window, apparently unmarked; 3 pieces
the first with a few minor scratches, possibly slight restoration at upper corners of scene, second with some scratches to silver, enamel generally good; last with some scratches over scene, lesser quality of painting
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Dimensions: height of first 3 1/4 in.