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    Sale 5374

    Christie's Interiors

    16 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 508

    A PORTUGUESE SILVER TOOTHPICK HOLDER

    MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT A.F? IN A SERRATED EDGED PUNCH, LISBON, PROBABLY FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PORTUGUESE SILVER TOOTHPICK HOLDER
    MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT A.F? IN A SERRATED EDGED PUNCH, LISBON, PROBABLY FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
    The tapering central column pierced with quatrefoils supporting a ball applied at base with stiff-leafage, the finial modelled as a man balancing on one foot holding a cross in one hand and a basket in the other, all on an octagonal galleried base with four bifurcated antler feet
    7½ in. (19 cm.) high
    4.75 oz. (147 gr.)


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