4 December 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,528
GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,200
A silver vesta case
GERMAN, LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY
the front enamelled with four cartouches depicting the four vices, wine women, gambling and horse racing, and engraved with initials
and a matching cigarette case also depicting the four vices of wine, women, gambling and motoring, also engraved with initials -- 9cms.
See Plate 8 (2)
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