• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 16

    A CONTINENTAL SILVER-GILT NOTEBOOK COMPENDIUM

    APPARENTLY UNMARKED, PROBABLY GERMAN, LATE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CONTINENTAL SILVER-GILT NOTEBOOK COMPENDIUM
    APPARENTLY UNMARKED, PROBABLY GERMAN, LATE 17TH CENTURY
    Oblong in the form of a book, the cover with revolving calendar dial within engraved foliage scrolls and strapwork, the back engraved with the signs of the zodiac, months and festivals, opening to reveal ivory pages, with a later pencil
    4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high


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    For a very similar example, though with less elaborate engraving, from the collection of the Grand Dukes of Baden, see Sotheby's House Sale, Baden-Baden, 9 October 1995, lot 342.

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