25 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,000
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
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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PROPERTY FROM A PORTUGUESE COLLECTION