Asian Works of Art, Lots 1-423 Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 11am
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European Works of Art, Lots 424-749 Thursday 7th June 2018 at 11am
Lots: 650-699 of 749
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Lot 650
A RUSSIAN SILVER AND NIELLO SNUFF BOX, MAKER'S MARK ASZ? IN CYRILLIC, ASSAY MASTER ANDREY KOVALSKIY, MOSCOW, 1846
rectangular, the hinged lid with a view of the equestrian statue of Peter the Great, the base with a harbour scene, hatched sides, gilt interior, 875 standard
8.3cm wide
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Sold for:   £300
Lot 651
A RUSSIAN SILVER AND NIELLO SNUFF BOX, MAKER'S MARK GG IN CYRILLIC, ASSAY MASTER NIKOLAI DUBROVIN, MOSCOW, 1838
rectangular, the hinged lid with a cityscape, the base similarly decorated with a bridge over a river between buildings, the sides with various houses, gilt interior, 875 standard
7.5cm wide
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Lot 652
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SILVER AND NIELLO SNUFF BOX, MAKER'S MARK LK, PRAGUE, 1846
rectangular, the hinged lid decorated with a vignette of a goat and country lass within formal borders, sides and base, gilt interior, 812 standard
8.5cm wide
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Lot 653
A RUSSIAN SILVER AND NIELLO SNUFF BOX, FEDOR MAKSIMOV, ASSAY MASTER ANDREY KOVALSKIY, MOSCOW, 1845
rectangular, the lid and base decorated with architectural views within rococo cartouches, hatched sides, gilt interior, 875 standard
7.7cm wide
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Lot 654
A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL PILL BOX, NIKOLAI STRULEV, MOSCOW, 1899-1908
circular cushion form, the lid with a roundel enamelled en plein of a flower spray on a pink ground, surrounded by cloisonné enamelled white pellet borders and scroll foliage on a matted ground, 875 standard
5.2cm diameter
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Sold for:   £480
Lot 655
A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL SNUFF BOX, MAKER'S MARK DO (IN CYRILLIC) UNRECORDED, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1900
circular cushion form, the lid and base enamelled with a six-pointed star motif, the whole covered in scrolls and stylised foliage, 875 standard
6cm diameter
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Sold for:   £600
Lot 656
A RUSSIAN SILVER AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL FRAME, MAKER'S MARK IK (IN CYRILLIC), ST PETERSBURG, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the oval aperture filled with degraded wax, possibly originally an icon, bordered by turquoise beading and a band of stylised foliage in further blue, red, white and green enamels, with traces of gilding, wood backing, 875 standard
10.5cm high
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £700
Lot 657
A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL SMALL CASKET, NIKOLAI ALEKSEEV, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1890
rectangular, with raised section lid and hinged angular loop handles, enamelled with scroll foliage and flowerheads on a matted ground within turquoise beaded and geometric borders, Dutch import mark, 916 standard
10.5cm long with handles down
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1700
Lot 658
A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL SMALL CASKET, ALEXANDER BELOV, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1910
rectangular, with lightly domed lid centred by a vacant roundel, covered in enamelled turquoise pellets surrounding shaped panels of foliate scrolls on a matted ground, on bracket feet, 875 standard
8.5cm long
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1100
Lot 659
A SILVER-GILT AND LAPIS LAZULI CASKET, PERHAPS ITALIAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
rectangular with domed lid, ball feet, the reeded cagework mounts enclosing panels of lapis, hinged clasp
11cm wide
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 660
A GEORGE III GOLD SNUFF BOX, WILLIAM TANNER, LONDON, 1814
oblong, concave sides, with all-over linear decoration, the lid engraved with the initials JB on a rectangular cartouche, the base with vacant cartouche, 18 carat, with a later black cloth case
96gr, 7.3cm long
Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £2100
Lot 661
A GOLD BOX, RAMSDEN & ROED LTD., LONDON, 1954
rectangular, all over reeded decoration, sprung hinged lid opened by an almost flush rectangular button, 9 carat, with a black leather sleeve
139gr, 8.7cm long
Estimate:  £1500 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 662
A GOLD 'CASTLE TOP' PILL BOX, S.J. ROSE & SON, LONDON, 1988
rectangular, the lid cast with a view of Newstead Abbey, the underside engine-turned, the sides with linear decoration, cast foliate rims, 9 carat
4.8cm long, 63.7gr
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 663
A FRENCH ORMOLU AND PORCELAIN MANTEL CLOCK, ALFRED DUMAS, PARIS, CIRCA 1870
eight day bell striking movement stamped A.D, the porcelain dial and side panels painted in 16th century Limoges enamel style, the ormolu case with eclectic Classical borders and caryatid pilasters surmounted by a seated figure of Caliope, on winged paw feet
26cm high

Alfred Dumas, 44 Rue Bonaparte, Paris, is cited in the 1874 Paris Exhibition catalogue as making many of the detachable parts for his carriage and other clocks.
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £480
Lot 664
A SMALL VICTORIAN BOX AND COVER COVERED IN SEALING WAX IMPRESSIONS, MADE BY JULIA DYSART, LONDONDERRY, 1842
rectangular, the box of card covered in a collection of motto and other sentimental seal impressions, including one inscribed 'Bellarena', the underside inscribed, the interior containing a similarly inscribed card, 8.5cm long; together with a burr wood snuff box and a lacquered foiled bois durci snuff box, second quarter 19th century, both oblong, the burr wood example with nacre cartouche, bois durci example with gilt-metal foliate thumbpiece and shield cartouche, 9cm and 11cm respectively; and a small glass seal, oval, engraved with two lines of music
(4)

The inscription reads: 'For Miss Tyndal with / Julia Dysart's affectn love / May 10th 1842 / Londonderry'

Despite unusually scant recordings of Julia Dysart, John Culme, though extraordinary detective skills, using a variety of death notices, census records and other arcane means, has managed to trace her life as follows:

Julia Dysart (1816?-1902) was one of a number of children born to John Dysart (1775-1864), a JP and three times mayor of Londonderry and his wife Esther (née Kennedy, 1783?-1862). Around the same time Julia was bestowing her affections on Miss Tyndal, with the gift of this box, another person was cruelly misleading her about his. Samuel Montgomery was a member of the local gentry and a cleric and in 'About 1843 he proposed to a handsome, dark-eyed, vivacious girl, a Miss Julia Dysart who lived in Moville. She accepted him . . . The fear overtook him and he backed out. For a parson of his generation this was a most serious matter and eventually, in order to avoid legal action for breach of promise, he had to pay the Dysarts £1,200 . . .' (Brian Montgomery, A Field Marshal in the Family, London, 1973, reprinted Barnsley, 2010, p. 21). Rev. Samuel Montgomery (d. 1874) was the uncle of Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. Shortly after this in December 1846, her sister, Annie, was married by the Lord Bishop in St Columb's Cathedral, Londonderry, to William Hewitt Griffin. The couple, together with Julia, went to Canada, but Annie died in February 1853 and was buried in Pentland Cemetery, Lennox and Addington County, Ontario. Julia then married her sister's husband and had a son by him, Henry 'Harry' Hewitt Griffin (1855?-1918). Her husband (later recorded as Major William Hewitt Griffin B.A. T.C.D., J.P., &c., Assistant Adjutant-General) sadly died in Canada in 1866 and was buried next to his first wife. The widowed Julia and her son returned to England, where by 1891 they are recorded as living at 'St Oswald's', Norroy Road, Putney, London, where she died in 1902. Her son, H.H. Griffin, was editor of Bicycling News in 1885, sometime director of the New Beeston Cycle Co. and editor of The Wheelman and Motor Car Weekly.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £80
Lot 665
THREE BURR WOOD SNUFF BOXES, ENGLISH, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
all oblong, one with gilt-metal thumbpiece and vacant shield to lid, one with gilt-metal thumbpiece and shield to lid initialled JD and one with plated thumbpiece
11.5cm longest
(3)
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £80
Lot 666
A FRENCH PARCEL-GILT BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK, CIRCA 1820
the timepiece movement with silk suspension, signed Butte and numbered 1061, the circular rose-turned dial with Roman numerals, the canted rectangular case cast with Roman military symbols and surmounted by a gilt antique helmet flanked by trophies hung with oak wreaths, the rectangular base with ribbon-tied plumes, on pad feet
27cm high
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £350
Lot 667
A FRENCH GILT-BRASS REPEATING CARRIAGE CLOCK, ACHILLE BROCOT, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the movement stamped with AB monogram in a star, striking the hour and half hour on a gong, hour repeating, white enamel dial with hour Roman numerals and five minute Arabic numerals, worn retailer's signature below, corniche case with bevelled glass panels, with key
16.5cm high with handle raised
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £200
Lot 668
AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED BLACK MARBLE PORTICO CLOCK, FRENCH, CIRCA 1800
drum movement with silk suspension striking on a bell, white enamel dial with Roman numeral hours, with eagle finial and six flanking vases of flowers, each pair of supporting columns centred by a canephore-mounted pilaster, the rectangular plinth mounted with lions and a rosette and palmettes motif, spreading ormolu feet, on a wood stand (originally intended for a glass dome)
47.5cm high excluding wood stand
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £400
Lot 669
A FRENCH WALNUT BRACKET CLOCK, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
eight-day bell striking movement, white dial with Roman numerals, the glass-fronted cover released from the ogee bracket by an acorn pull-piece
40cm high
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 670
A SWISS SILVER AND ENAMEL MINIATURE CLOCK, GENEVA CLOCK CO., RETAILED BY ASPREY & CO. LTD., LONDON, CIRCA 1925
rectangular, white enamel dial with Arabic numerals and signed 'Asprey', eight day lever escapement movement with integral key, with pink guilloché enamel to front and sides, on bracket feet, signed to movement JTC in double lozenge and numbered 57043, underside similarly signed and numbered 10862, import marked Guignard & Golay, London, 1925, in its original gilt-tooled morocco leather case
4.2cm high
Estimate:  £1000 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 671
A FRENCH SILVER REPEATING CARRIAGE CLOCK, PARIS, CIRCA 1905
the eight-day movement striking the hour and half hour on a gong, hour repeating, white enamel dial with blue Arabic numerals and signed for the retailer 'Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company...', the solid silver Corniche case, handle and base plate all import marked London, 1905, with bevelled glass, with its leather carrying case
16.5cm high with handle raised

Although Edwardian silver 'boudoir' clocks are relatively common, it is rare to find a carriage clock with a solid silver rather than plated brass case.

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1000
Lot 672
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SILVER AND ENAMEL DESK TIMEPIECE, UNMARKED, VIENNA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the oval clock with watch movement surmounted by a figure of a stag, the case enamelled to interior and reverse with tavern scenes, the figural stem modelled as young Renaissance hunter resting on his spear and holding a bird aloft, the domed base painted with further tavern scenes, on three grotesque mask feet
21.5cm high

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1700
Lot 673
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN ENAMELLED SILVER DESK TIMEPIECE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the engraved stepped rectangular base decorated in multicoloured basse-taille enamel, set with a panel of lapis lazuli supporting two split pearl-mounted hippocampi and a triton chained to a silver-mounted rock crystal snail shell fitted with the watch movement, movement signed Anton Hiebner in Wien, struck with an 1901-1921 Austrian control mark and two post-1893 French import marks
9.5cm long
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £2200
Lot 674
A GEM-SET SILVER TIMEPIECE, AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN, CIRCA 1910
the engraved openwork base set with moonstone and amethyst formal foliage below a lapis lazuli set plinth, the central glazed timepiece in circular basse-taille enamelled case, the watch movement signed Breguet No. 4631, supported by two columns surmounted by baskets overflowing with gemstone and split pearl foliage, similar central basket finial
19cm high
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1900
Lot 675
§A GEM-SET IVORY LIGHTERMAN FIGURE TIMEPIECE, AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
on cut-cornered square basse-taille enamel, silver-gilt and lapis lazuli base, the ruby and sapphire studded carved ivory figure holding a halberd in one hand and a lantern in the other, the watch timepiece with split-pearl bezel hung around his neck
24.5cm high
Estimate:  £1500 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £4200
Lot 676
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SILVER AND ENAMEL NEF, RUDOLF LINKE, VIENNA, 1885-1903
with traces of gilding, the three-masted superstructure with fanciful rigging, sails, flags, figures, a cannon, a tented pavilion and an anchor, the hull painted with scenes of Neptune and Amphitrite in their hippocampi-drawn boat surrounded by their escorts, on a silver triton support, the lobed base with panels of Diana and Endymion and figures emblematic of the virtues
65cm high
Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £12000
Lot 677
§AN IVORY, SILVER-GILT AND ROCK CRYSTAL GROUP, PROBABLY GERMAN, CIRCA 1900
depicting a tableau of chess players in 18th century style, the carved ivory figures of a seated lady and gentleman whose play is watched by a lady standing, the furniture in silver, the rock crystal rectangular base with cast mounts with Greek key pattern between scrolled foliate supports and alternate cabochon amethysts and carbuncles
24cm wide
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £3500
Lot 678
§A SILVER-GILT, ENAMEL, IVORY AND GEM-SET FIGURE, AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the canted rectangular base set with lapis lazuli above basse-taille enamel flowers, the carved ivory figure of a youth studded with circular-cut rubies and sapphires standing by a silver-gilt table supporting a basket of emerald, sapphire, ruby and amethyst flowers and dove-like baroque pearls
20cm high
Estimate:  £1500 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £3000
Lot 679
AN AGATE AND GEM-SET SILVER-GILT BOWL, AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the oval banded agate bowl surmounted by a figure of Diana and two chained baying hounds, with trailing enamelled oak and and pearl acorns between, the domed foot with basse-taille enamel foliage and butterflies
12cm long
Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1600
Lot 680
§A SET OF FIVE CARVED IVORY CHARLES DICKENS CHARACTER FIGURES AND A PAIR OF BUSTS, GERMAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
after the illustrations by 'Kyd' (Joseph Clayton Clarke 1857-1937), each on bulbous rosewood or ebonised wood stands with inset ivory banners, the figures titled 'SERJT BUZFUZ', 'JINGLE', 'Ms. STINGINS' [sic] for Mr Stiggins, 'TOOTS' and 'QUILP', the busts 'JINGLE' and 'BUMBLE'
13.5cm highest including stand
(7)
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £140
Lot 681
§A BAND OF SIX IVORY ITINERANT GERMAN MUSICIANS, PROBABLY SOUTH GERMAN OR SAXON, LATE 19TH CENTURY
carved as a drummer, a bagpiper, a horn player, a clarinetist, a flautist and their conductor, each standing on a silver socle with wreath and scroll foliate borders, silver marks for Richard Garten of Dresden, Reichmarks and 800 standard marks
16.5cm high
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1000
Lot 682
§A PAIR OF FRENCH IVORY FIGURES, PROBABLY DIEPPE, CIRCA 1895
carved as an Incroyable and his attendant Merveilleuse, each on turned ivory plinth
24cm and 25cm high
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1600
Lot 683
§A PAIR OF IVORY FIGURES OF CAVALIERS, PROBABLY GERMAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
each carved figure on a scroll-bordered ivory plinth
24cm high
Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1200
Lot 684
§Ferdinand Preiss (1882-1943): fisher boy
a German ivory figure, Berlin, circa 1930, carved as a young boy pulling the hook from his silvery painted fish, his rod resting in the crook of his arm, signed to rear of circular base, affixed to its original Brazilian onyx octagonal plinth
21.5cm high overall

Related literature: Bryan Catley, Art Deco and Other Figures, Woodbridge, 1981, p.266 and Alberto Shayo, Ferdinand Preiss Art Deco Sculptor, Woodbridge, 2005, p.125
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 685
§Ferdinand Preiss (1882-1943): girl with box
a German ivory figure, Berlin, circa 1930, carved as a young girl cradling to her chest her precious box, the box painted in blue, green and gilt, signed to rear of circular base, affixed to its original Brazilian onyx octagonal plinth
15.5cm high

Related literature: Alberto Shayo, Ferdinand Preiss Art Deco Sculptor, Woodbridge, 2005, p.277
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1200
Lot 686
§Ferdinand Preiss (1882-1943): boy with bird
a German ivory figure, Berlin, circa 1930, carved a young boy gazing quietly at the small bird perched on his forearm, signed to rear of circular base, affixed to its original Brazilian onyx octagonal plinth
15cm high

Related literature: Bryan Catley, Art Deco and Other Figures, Woodbridge, 1981, p.277
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1200
Lot 687
§Ferdinand Preiss (1882-1943): fisher boy
a German ivory figure, Berlin, circa 1930, carved as a young boy pulling the hook from his silvery painted fish, signed to rear of circular base, affixed to its original Brazilian onyx octagonal plinth
15.5cm high overall, rod lacking

Related literature: Bryan Catley, Art Deco and Other Figures, Woodbridge, 1981, p.266 and Alberto Shayo, Ferdinand Preiss Art Deco Sculptor, Woodbridge, 2005, p.125

Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 688
§A pair of German ivory figures of 'Malabar Musicians', probably dresden, mid 19TH century
after mid 18th century models by Friedrich Elias Meyer (circa 1723-1785) for Meissen, each wearing a distinctive conical straw hat, the woman playing a hurdy-gurdy, the man a lute, set on ivory inlaid octagonal waisted socles
22cm high
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1300
Lot 689
§AN IVORY FIGURE OF ARMINIUS, GERMAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the figure carved blowing his horn to call the Cherusci to arms, wearing his winged helmet and animal skins, on an ebonised wood turned cylindrical pedestal
36cm high overall, ivory 24.4cm high

Known in German as Hermann der Cherusker, Arminius betrayed his former Roman masters by rallying the German tribes, leading them to a famous victory over three legions at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9AD. The Unification of Germany saw him become a symbol of solidarity in the newly created nation of the later 19th century.
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1300
Lot 690
§AN IVORY TANKARD, GERMAN, CIRCA 1880
carved with a bacchic procession above foliate strapwork and lobes, the short pedestal foot with further strapwork, the spout with fruit and grotesque mask, the cover with a Cupid finial, the scroll handle with bearded herm section and metal hinge
35cm high

For another similar tankard from the Collection of William and Francis Green, see Bonhams, Los Angeles, 8 December 2014, lot 1191
Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £6500
Lot 691
§AN IVORY BRISE FAN, PROBABLY GERMAN, CIRCA 1850
the leading guard carved in relief with figures of Cupid and emblems of Love and Hope within richly scrolling foliage and flowers, with a corded cream silk tassel
24.5cm long
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £160
Lot 692
A SMALL ENAMEL BOWL WITH SILVER-GILT DROP HANDLES, AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
shaped oval, enamelled in imitation of bloodstone, the fluted bowl painted in coloured enamels with grotesques each terminating in a mask, dolphin pattern handles
8.5cm
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £420
Lot 693
§A PAIR OF LARGE FRENCH IVORY FIGURES OF A CAVALIER AND HIS COMPANION, PROBABLY DIEPPE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
each fancifully carved, frilled and furbelowed, perhaps inspired by Dumas' d'Artagnan and Constance de Bonacieux from The Three Musketeers, on ebonised shaped square short pedestal bases with scroll supports
ivory cavalier 37cm high, 52cm high including base
Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £3800
Lot 694
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SILVER-MOUNTED ENAMEL BONBONNIERE, VIENNA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
compressed oval, the base, sides, hinged lid and interior richly painted with vignettes of couples in romantic settings, formal borders
7cm wide
Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £850
Lot 695
A PAIR OF AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SILVER-GILT-MOUNTED ENAMEL VASES, RUDOLF LINKE, VIENNA, 1885-1903
painted with panels of 17th century style rustic feasting between borders of alternate female mask and vase lobed panels, the enamel and silver handles cast with helmeted herm sections
29.5cm high
Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £6000
Lot 696
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SILVER-GILT, ENAMEL AND ROCK CRYSTAL PERFUME BARREL, UNMARKED, ATTRIBUTED TO HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the rock crystal barrel with stopper formed as a ronde bosse enamel bibulous king and supported by two medieval figures seated back-to-back on a cruciform base decorated with basse-taille enamelling, on king's mask scroll feet
9.5cm high

For a similar barrel, marked Hermann Ratzersdorfer, see Christie's, London, 2 November 2016, lot 2.
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £2800
Lot 697
A SILVER-GILT MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL VASE AND COVER, AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN, CIRCA 1900
the two-handled urn-shaped body carved with borders of lobes, flutes, entwined ribbon and stiff leaves, the pedestal with an enamelled girdle, the cover with similarly enamelled rim and figural finial of a young woman
22.5cm high
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £3200
Lot 698
AN AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL TURTLE-SHAPED BOX, UNMARKED, ATTRIBUTED TO HERMANN BOEHM, VIENNA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the silver feet, head and tail enriched with translucent enamel, the lid painted with ovals of Mercury teaching Cupid to read in the presence of Venus, Jupiter and Ganymede, Venus Pandemos and Psyche gazing on the sleeping Cupid, the underside with Diana and Endymion, the interior with further painted mythological scenes, all with blue scroll white ground borders between
17cm long

For a similar turtle-form box, marked Hermann Böhm, see Sotheby's, New York, 26 October 2010, lot 29.

Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £3200
Lot 699
§A SMALL SILVER-GILT, GEM-SET AND IVORY TANKARD, AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the gem studded and scroll chased lid with seated satyr finial, the handle cast as a tree branch in which sits a further satyr, the ivory sleeve carved with Diana on her stag-drawn chariot processing with her attendent nymphs through an oak grove, on a spreading silver and gem-set foot
10.5cm high

For a tankard with the same mounts but differing ivory sleeve, see Christie's, London, 3 December 2002, lot 116, where catalogued as mid 19th century.
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £3000
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