10 June 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,250
Estimate GBP 700 - GBP 1,000
A GEORGE V SILVER AND SPINACH JADE BOX
MARK OF OMAR RAMSDEN AND ALWYN ELLISON CHARLES CARR, LONDON, 1911
Shaped oval and with a twisted wire border, the hinged cover incorporating a late 18th century spinach jade inset from a ruyi sceptre, carved with Buddhist emblems, set with a jadeite panel engraved in the Chinese taste with scrolls and lattice work, marked on back and on back of cover, the base further engraved 'OMAR RAMSDEN ET ALWYN CARR ME FECERUNT'
3¾ in. (10 cm.) wide
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THE OAKWOOD COLLECTION
Harry Williams-Bulkeley on everything from cutlery to candelabras and sourcing that show-stopping centrepiece
When the Atocha sank in a hurricane nearly 400 years ago, hopes of recovering its extraordinary cargo of treasure seemed lost