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    Sale 5923

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    12 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 347

    A CONTINENTAL ART NOUVEAU SILVER AND ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE

    PROBABLY GERMAN OR AUSTRIAN, BEARING ENGLISH SPONSOR'S MARK OF HL, BIRMINGHAM, 1902

    Price Realised  

    A CONTINENTAL ART NOUVEAU SILVER AND ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE
    PROBABLY GERMAN OR AUSTRIAN, BEARING ENGLISH SPONSOR'S MARK OF HL, BIRMINGHAM, 1902
    The cover finely decorated with a portrait of a lady in profile wearing a violet gown and a crown with pendant foliate charms set upon her flowing hair, her crown and dress cabochon-set with opalescent "pearls", within a flower-embellished, cabochon-set circlet, all upon an engine-turned ground beneath opaque white enamel decorated with trailing mistletoe, the back engraved with monogram
    4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high


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