Lot 553: TWO SILVER CIGARETTE CASES WITH CONCEALED EROTIC SCENES, EARLY 20TH CENTURY |
October 19, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: the first with spot-hammered surface, the double cover opening to reveal a partly-clothed girl seated in a chair opposite a German inscription "In remembrance Samarang Christmas 1908", 935 standard; the second plain, the double cover opening to a nude trying on a hat before a toilet table, German
the first with slight wear to outer case, image good condition; the second with minor scratching to silver, image good
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Dimensions: height of taller 3 5/8 in.