• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 308

    THREE CONTINENTAL GOLD ÉTUIS AND A GILT-METAL ÉTUI

    Price Realised  

    THREE CONTINENTAL GOLD ÉTUIS AND A GILT-METAL ÉTUI
    Slightly tapering two-colour gilt-metal needle-case of oval section, the polished cover and base with engine-turned arrow-pattern and flowerhead vertical band, the matrix blank; together with a two-colour gold needle-case of slightly tapering oval section, the cover and base engine-turned with fluting and floral swags, the matrix engraved with monogram 'LL', maker's mark 'CH', probably German, circa 1785, with a rubbed shield with coronet above mark; together with a slightly tapering needle-case of oval section, the cover and base with swirling engine-turning, the domed cap with swirling rosette, marked, Paris, 1753/1754, maker's mark rubbed, with the charge and discharge marks of Julien Berthe 1750-1756; together with a gold needle-case of quiver form, engraved with initial 'L' in shield, by Gabriel-Raoul Morel (fl. 1797-1832), with the warranty mark for small works Paris 1809-1818, French provincial post-1838 marks and the French post-1798 unofficial standard mark for 18 carat gold
    4 in. (101 mm.) high; 3 5/8 in. (91 mm.) high; 3 1/16 in. (78 mm.) high; 2½ in. (64 mm.) high, respectively
    3/8 oz. (12 gr.); ¼ oz. (8 gr.); 3/8 oz. (12 gr.), respectively (4)


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