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Auction Description for Stephan Welz & Company (PTY) Limited: Decorative Art, Fine Art
Auction Description:
Decorative Art, Fine Art
Viewing Notes:
7th October 9am to 6pm. 8th October 10am to 5pm. 9th October 10am to 5pm.
Sale Notes:
Please note there will be a break after lot 637. Sale to recommence at 2.30pm with lot 648. There will be another break after lot 833 with sale recommencing at 6.30pm with 844. www.sothebys.co.za

Decorative Art, Fine Art

by Stephan Welz & Company (PTY) Limited


759 lots

October 11, 2005

13 Biermann Avenue

Rosebank

Johannesburg, Saxonwold, 2196 South Africa

Phone: +27 (11) 880-3125

Fax: +27 (11) 880-2656

Email: jhb@stephanwelzandco.co.za

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Lot 348: An English 18th century enamelled amethyst glass scent bottle, circa 1770, possibly by workshop of James Giles, of rectangular outline with rounded corners, the faceted body enamelled with an oval cartouche enclosing a figure walking a dog before a

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Description: An English 18th century enamelled amethyst glass scent bottle, circa 1770, possibly by workshop of James Giles, of rectangular outline with rounded corners, the faceted body enamelled with an oval cartouche enclosing a figure walking a dog before a landscape and inscription 'LA. FIDELLITE. ME. GUIDE', the reverse with flowers and foliage, replaced blue glass stopper, later silver cap, some wear to enamel and gilding, areas of enamel restoration, 9cm high ILLUSTRATED

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Lot 349: A portrait miniature of a maiden, circa 1820, with curly brown hair, wearing a brown dress with a lace shawl, her hair, neck and ears adorned with pearls, oval, 8,2cm high, framed, and Another, 19th century, of a maiden with blond hair, wearing a

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Description: A portrait miniature of a maiden, circa 1820, with curly brown hair, wearing a brown dress with a lace shawl, her hair, neck and ears adorned with pearls, oval, 8,2cm high, framed, and Another, 19th century, of a maiden with blond hair, wearing a brown dress, her neck adorned with a coral necklace, oval, 7,8cm high (2)

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Lot 350: An ivory hand-carved page turner or paper knife, 19th century, plain 47cm long, chip to blade

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Description: An ivory hand-carved page turner or paper knife, 19th century, plain 47cm long, chip to blade

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Lot 351: A Victorian laquered faux tortoiseshell memento box, 19th century, circular, the cover with inset panel of fabric flowers within an oval gilt-metal border, 7,5cm diameter, some chips, and A Victorian Walnut Memento Box, late 19th century, circular,

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Description: A Victorian laquered faux tortoiseshell memento box, 19th century, circular, the cover with inset panel of fabric flowers within an oval gilt-metal border, 7,5cm diameter, some chips, and A Victorian Walnut Memento Box, late 19th century, circular, the cover inset with a painted panel depicting figures in a landscape amongst ruins, within a foliate gilt-metal border, 10cm diameter (2)

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Lot 352: An Italian micromosaic gilt-metal and enamel box, late 19th century, circular, the hinged cover with beaded border and the micromosaic set in a black marble slab depicting St. Peter's Square, the body painted with a band of fruiting vines in red,

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Description: An Italian micromosaic gilt-metal and enamel box, late 19th century, circular, the hinged cover with beaded border and the micromosaic set in a black marble slab depicting St. Peter's Square, the body painted with a band of fruiting vines in red, blue and green enamel, raised on four ball feet, pin to hinge repaired, 9cm diameter The plaque depicting St. Peter's Square can be dated after 1852 when the four large lamps surrounding the obelisk in the centre were added. ILLUSTRATED

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