• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 2289

    Christie's Interiors

    9 - 10 February 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 177

    A GROUP OF SILVER-MOUNTED AND SILVER ENGLISH LETTER OPENERS,

    THE IVORY EXAMPLES LATE 19TH CENTURY, THE SILVER AND SILVER-PLATED EXAMPLES, 20TH CENTURY,

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A GROUP OF SILVER-MOUNTED AND SILVER ENGLISH LETTER OPENERS,
    THE IVORY EXAMPLES LATE 19TH CENTURY, THE SILVER AND SILVER-PLATED EXAMPLES, 20TH CENTURY,
    comprising an ivory silver-mounted opener, marked for Birmingham, 1888, maker's mark 'H.T'; another ivory silver-mounted example, apparently unmarked; a bone silver-mounted opener, marked for Sheffield, 1889, maker's mark 'E.H'; and a silver opener, mark of Roberts and Belk, Sheffield, 1977; together with a French Christofle silver-plated opener, and a brass mounted magnifying glass inset with stones
    The largest ivory opener 17in. (43.2cm.) long (6)


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    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.
    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MARY FRANCES BOWLES COUPER
    (LOTS 177-200)