• Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2390

    Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art: A Superb Collection

    21 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1198

    **A PAIR OF ANTIQUE IVORY, ENAMEL AND GOLD OPERA GLASSES

    Price Realised  

    **A PAIR OF ANTIQUE IVORY, ENAMEL AND GOLD OPERA GLASSES
    Designed as a pair of carved ivory opera glasses, decorated with multi-colored enamel floral motifs, with gold and black and green enamel trim, enhanced by sculpted gold foliate detail, circa 1880, 4 x 2 x 1½ ins.


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    Opera glasses were an elegant accessory for the theater or concert hall. This pair in enameled ivory was designed by Georges le Sache and possibly retailed by Tiffany & Co.

    Special Notice

    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.


    Literature

    Stephen Harrison, Emmanuel Ducamp and Jeannine Falino, Artistic Luxury: Faberge Tiffany Lalique, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2008