17 November 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 8,625
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
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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