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An American Gothic Revival giltmetal, enamel, ivory and coloured glass-mounted humidor**
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An American Gothic Revival giltmetal, enamel, ivory and coloured glass-mounted humidor**

BY EDWARD F. CALDWELL & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1910

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An American Gothic Revival giltmetal, enamel, ivory and coloured glass-mounted humidor**
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co., New York, Circa 1910
The lid with central plaque depicting a scene of chivalry, bordered by heraldic shields and roundels depicting labouring figures and musicians, within an ivory grid and colored glass-inset geometric borders, with similarly-decorated sides, the tan leather-lined interior with further roundel and lift-up lid decorated with heraldic shields, the reverse engraved E. F. Caldwell & Co. New York, fitted with metal and green felt-lined compartments
3½in. (9cm.) high; 16in. (40.5cm.) wide; 12¼in. (31cm.) deep
Special Notice

Notice Regarding the Sale of Ivory and Tortoiseshell Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing ivory or tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

Lot Essay

The present humidor is an early, but fine example of von Lossberg's experimentation in enamelwork, the inspiration for which no doubt came from the collection of twelfth-century Limoges enamels recently donated to the Metropolitan Museum by J. P. Morgan Jr (see Hommage à
Limoges
: A Note on the Enamels of Caldwell & Co., New York, in Bolletino d'Arte, vol. 95, supplement (1997), pp. 173-180). Another humidor, identical but for differing enamel plaques, was sold Sotheby's New York, 10 May 2000, lot 140A.
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