Lot 717
  • 717

A silver-gilt and enamel boudoir time piece, Vienna, late 19th century

Estimate
1,200 - 1,800 GBP
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Description

  • A silver-gilt and enamel boudoir time piece, Vienna, late 19th century
  • silver-gilt, enamel
  • 17.5cm., 7in high
the oval case surmounted by a tiny figure of Cronos and containing the cloisonné enamelled dial and movement stamped: Robin à Paris, the back painted with Ajax attacking Cassandra in the temple, supported on the tails of two dolphins, the domed base with painted panels showing warriors in the Trojan War, above cherub bust supports, the green ground with raised gilded floral ornament, apparently unmarked, with key

Provenance

Sotheby's Geneva, 10 May 1988, Lot 237

Condition

Some restoration to translucent enamels; lacking hands.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."