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    Sale 2121

    RARE JEWELS AND GEMSTONES: THE EYE OF A CONNOISSEUR(CANCEL)

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1091

    **AN ANTIQUE IVORY, ENAMEL AND GOLD INK WELL, BY BOUCHERON

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    **AN ANTIQUE IVORY, ENAMEL AND GOLD INK WELL, BY BOUCHERON
    Designed as a carved ivory ink well depicting a Bacchic face and other mythological figures, within scrolling ivory and multicolored enamel foliate motifs and trim, opening to reveal a glass ink compartment, with a sculpted gold female sphinx handle and a gold base of cherubs and Bacchic faces, mounted in 18k gold, circa 1880, 4¼ x 3 x 3 ins., with French assay mark, in a red leather fitted case
    Signed FIC Boucheron for Frédéric Boucheron, no. 311


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