A GERMAN SILVER AND ENAMEL TOILET BOX AND COVER, POSSIBLY JOHANN HALTEN-WANGER, AUGSBURG, 1691-95
octagonal form with crimped rims, the cover inset with crimson en-camaieu enamel plaque depicting Juno in a chariot pulled by peacocoks, within a border of fruit and foliage, the body chased with vegetables and foliage above a stiff leaf border, on eight button feet, later fitted liner
15.2cm., 6in. wide
226gr., 7oz. 5dwt.
Clearly marked to the rim of the cover and rim of foot. Later tax mark to underside. The enamel in good condition. No obvious splits or repairs. Overall weight 106.0g.
"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."
Otto F. Ernst, Gold-und Silberschmiedearbeiten 15 -19. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden, 1969, p. 13, no.44