• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 61

    A PAIR OF NAUTILUS SHELLS 'NAUTILUS POMPILEUS'

    THE STANDS PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF NAUTILUS SHELLS 'NAUTILUS POMPILEUS'
    The stands probably 19th Century
    Mounted on bone and tortoise-shell inlaid spiral twist stands
    32 cm. high
    Together with an Argonauta argo (paper Nautilus) mounted on an ebonized baluster stand - 22 cm. high (3)


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