25 October 2005
This lot is offered without a reserve
A GROUP OF SIX MONOGRAMMED AND CRESTED OBJECTS
Including: a Meissen (Marcolini) teabowl, blue crossed swords and star mark, the front gilt with an 'AF' monogram reserved on a blue panel within a gilt surround, edged by gilt foliage; a beige-ground cup liner with an Egyptian coat-of-arms, a white cup liner with a gilt crest, and a similarly gilt zarf; a crested and initialled linen towel; and a gold lorgnette
4¾ in. (12 cm.) long, the last (6)
By tradition, from the collection of King Farouk
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A Swiss gold and enamel zarf, by tradition, from the collection of King Farouk will be offered in Important Silver and Objects of Vertu, Christie's, New York, October 27, 2005, lot 95.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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