• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5976

    Christie's Interiors

    6 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 31

    A CONTINENTAL THREE-COLOURED GOLD SEALING WAX HOLDER

    UNMARKED, POSSIBLY SWISS, CIRCA 1790

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CONTINENTAL THREE-COLOURED GOLD SEALING WAX HOLDER
    UNMARKED, POSSIBLY SWISS, CIRCA 1790
    OF TAPERING OCTAGONAL FORM, THE SIDES BRIGHT ENGRAVED WITH PANELS OF FOLIATE SPRAYS ON A LINEAR GROUND, APPLIED WITH GREEN-GOLD LEAFAGE AND FOLIATE GARLANDS CENTRED BY ROSE-GOLD FLOWER-HEADS AND SCROLLS, IN ASSOCIATED SHAGREEN CASE
    4 5/8 IN. (11.4 CM.) LONG
    APPROX. 1 OZ. (31 GR.)


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