A GERMAN SILVER AND GEM SET FIGURAL JEWEL CABINET, PSEUDO MARKS, HANAU, CIRCA 1890
modelled as a young maiden in 17th century Renaissance dress; her bodice opening to reveal several compartments, her dress opening with two doors to reveal an ebonised wood interior fitted with nine drawers, each applied with openwork silver foliage, the body inset with turquoise, amethysts, garnets, agates and cabochon and factested pastes
71.5cm., 28¼in. high
6497gr., 208oz. 18dwt.
The marks clear to the rim of the base of the skirt. A little bruised at this point. The opening bodiec perhaps originally held drawers. No obvious stones missing. Otherwise good condition for age.
"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. 27, no. 159.