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    Sale 1896

    Important Silver And Objects Of Vertu

    26 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 41

    A GROUP OF FIVE CONTINENTAL GOLD-MOUNTED AND GEM-SET HARDSTONE EGGS

    MARK OF VOURAKIS, ATHENS, 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF FIVE CONTINENTAL GOLD-MOUNTED AND GEM-SET HARDSTONE EGGS
    MARK OF VOURAKIS, ATHENS, 20TH CENTURY
    Comprising a green aventurine example with a varicolored gold two-handled mount set with four cabochon rubies, an amethyst example with gold mounts, a rhodonite example with gold mounts set with a band of sapphires and a band of rubies, and two small examples in malachite and amethyst, each in gold mount set with rubies, all in original fitted Vourakis cases, three marked VOURAKIS and with standard mark; two with standard mark only
    1¾-4 in. (4.4-10.2 cm.) high (5)


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    Provenance

    Christie's, New York, 10 May 1983, lots 271-274