17 November 1992
A PAIR OF SWISS SALT-CELLARS
Octagonal, each on a spreading base, later engraved with coats-of-arms beneath baron's coronet, gilt interior - 7.5 x 6 cm, 3.6 cm high
(192 gr) (2)
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The coats-of-arms are those of the Barons de Pury of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.
These pieces in the eighteenth century taste have probably been made for a corporation rebuilding its silver treasure after the French revolution.
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The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York