PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A RARE SET OT TWELVE SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL, AND PEARL-SET ZARFS IN ORIGINAL CASE
GENEVA, CIRCA 1840
Each with eight spiraling flutes, alternately of opaque pink enamel with flowers and of openwork with seed-pearl grape clusters and translucent green leaves, apparently unmarked, with a set of assembled porcelain liners with painted and gilt ornament, all in a silk velvet fitted case applied on the cover with a silver-gilt monogram and crown
2 3/8 in. (60 mm.) high, without liner (12)
The monogram and crown are those of a kingdom within the Ottoman Empire. The monogram reads Husayn al-Malik, or King Husayn.
Arnold Seligman, Paris, purchased in 1923 by
Charles D. Bowles (1864-1924), of the Columbia River Shipbuilding Company, Portland, Oregon, then by descent to the present owner