• 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 793

    A SOUTH GERMAN CUTLERY SET WITH CARVED IVORY HILTS

    EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SOUTH GERMAN CUTLERY SET WITH CARVED IVORY HILTS
    EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    THE KNIFE BLADE STRUCK WITH A MARK, THE HILTS CARVED IN THE ROUND AS COLUMNS OF CHILDREN ENTWINED WITH FESTOONS OF FRUIT, AND IN THEIR LEATHER SHEATH, POSSIBLY THE ORIGINAL
    THE KNIFE 23.2 CM. (2)


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