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    Sale 7628

    Important Silver Including a Collection of Viennese Silver-Gilt Mounted Hardstone Works of Art

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 127

    A PORTUGUESE SILVER TOOTHPICK-HOLDER

    OPORTO, CIRCA 1850, MAKER'S MARK PIERCED THROUGH

    Price Realised  

    A PORTUGUESE SILVER TOOTHPICK-HOLDER
    OPORTO, CIRCA 1850, MAKER'S MARK PIERCED THROUGH
    Modelled as a figure emblematic of Oporto, holding in his right hand a spear and in the other a shield cast with the arms of Oporto, on cylindrical plinth engraved with inscription, above square base with four paw feet, pierced variously for toothpicks, marked on base
    12 in. (30.6 cm.) high
    21 oz. (645 gr.)
    The inscription reads 'Reprezentando a Cidade do Porto'


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PORTUGUESE COLLECTION
    (LOTS 125-140)