• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 378

    A RARE SILESIAN POWDER-FLASK

    LATE 17TH EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE SILESIAN POWDER-FLASK
    LATE 17TH EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    Of planot-convex section, with bulbous wooden body inlaid with a close-set scale pattern of brass wire centring on a flowerhead roundel encircled by mother-of-pearl pellets, a further band of pearl inlay about the top, the edge and the top faced with strips of brass embossed with beadwork, fitted with pivot cut-off and with a leather suspension belt studded with small domed brass nails over its entire length
    The flask 13 cm.


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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.