Wenzel Brezina specialized in hunting themed items, particularly smoking and riding accessories. When he participated in a 1910 hunting exhibition in Vienna, it was noted, “his specialty appears to be cigarette-cutters with animal heads... one also comes across walrus teeth with richly-chased silver figures.” (Neuwirth 1976, p. 126).
left side blade stuck, age cracks to ivory, otherwise good, full of character 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.