• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5695

    Christie's Interiors

    13 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 212

    A CONTINENTAL TWO-COLOUR GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET AIDE-MEMOIRE IN THE FORM OF THE MONTGOLFIERS' BALLOON

    BEARING PSEUDO MARKS, 20TH CENTURY

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    A CONTINENTAL TWO-COLOUR GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET AIDE-MEMOIRE IN THE FORM OF THE MONTGOLFIERS' BALLOON
    BEARING PSEUDO MARKS, 20TH CENTURY
    The alternate panels of translucent blue and purple enamel decorated with quatrefoils in white and lime green enamel flanking interlaced L's above a central panel with eagles displayed beneath swags, the basket with the brothers Montgolfier, diamond borders and push-button thumb-piece, ivory aide memoire -- 4½ in. (11.5 cm.)


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