28 November 2006
A GEORGE III-STYLE GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SCENT-BOTTLE AND SNUFF-BOX
possibly English, mid-19th century, later struck with two French post-1864 import marks for gold
Tapering reddish brown agate box, the body boldly carved with a boy pulling a goat's horn, surrounded by grapes, the circular hinged lid of the snuff-box base applied with a pierced gold cagework depicting two putti, the scent-bottle top set with a scrolling gold stopper attached to the base with a gold chain fixed to a scrolling gold mount adorned with a white taille d'épargne enamel band inscribed 'Pensez à moi'
4 in. (102 mm.) high
Christie's, Geneva, 15 November 1994, lot 55.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 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.
Ski lodge looking a little sparse? Our pick of vintage posters by the giants of 20th-century graphic design, offered in our Interiors sale on 29 January
The Turner Prize-winning artist on why he loves his ladies’ bike, and his adventures riding around London ‘like a kind of two-wheeled flâneur’