10 June 2008,
Price realised GBP 3,750
GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A GEORGE III GOLD AND HARDSTONE TOOTHPICK-CASE
PROBABLY LONDON, CIRCA 1760/70
oblong box with rounded corners, the cover and base mounted à jour with bloodstone panels, the gold mounts chased with c-scrolls on a frosted ground, polished gold sides, raised incorporated thumbpiece chased with a sea shell and c-scrolls
2 11/16 in. (69 mm.) wide
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Why was the art of the ancient Mezcala civilisation so fascinating to the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Ilya Prigogine?
On the first anniversary of his death, Michael Watts looks back at a long and extraordinary life