A 'HISTORISMUS' HARDSTONE MUSICAL BOX WITH TIMEPIECE, JEWELLED GOLD, SILVER AND ENAMEL MOUNTS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
A 'HISTORISMUS' HARDSTONE MUSICAL BOX WITH TIMEPIECE, JEWELLED GOLD, SILVER AND ENAMEL MOUNTS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
A 'HISTORISMUS' HARDSTONE MUSICAL BOX WITH TIMEPIECE, JEWELLED GOLD, SILVER AND ENAMEL MOUNTS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
A 'HISTORISMUS' HARDSTONE MUSICAL BOX WITH TIMEPIECE, JEWELLED GOLD, SILVER AND ENAMEL MOUNTS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
A 'HISTORISMUS' HARDSTONE MUSICAL BOX WITH TIMEPIECE, JEWELLED GOLD, SILVER AND ENAMEL MOUNTS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
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A 'HISTORISMUS' HARDSTONE MUSICAL BOX WITH TIMEPIECE, JEWELLED GOLD, SILVER AND ENAMEL MOUNTS, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP

A 'HISTORISMUS' HARDSTONE MUSICAL BOX WITH TIMEPIECE, JEWELLED GOLD, SILVER AND ENAMEL MOUNTS, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot Sold:11,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

A 'HISTORISMUS' HARDSTONE MUSICAL BOX WITH TIMEPIECE, JEWELLED GOLD, SILVER AND ENAMEL MOUNTS, LATE 19TH CENTURY


in Augsburg taste, upright form, the gold cagework mounts engraved with scrollwork and enclosing panels of lapis lazuli, surmounted by and openwork scrolled embellishment enamelled in bright colours and applied with pastes and pearls, the doors opening to reveal organ pipes and the scarlet translucent enamel dial on a pierced scrolled ground, the interior of the doors painted in crimson monochrome with scenes from the life of Abraham, the lid opening to reveal an interior fitted with scissors, a tortoiseshell comb, a folding knife, a spoon, ivory writing slips and a small noose, the base concealing the musical movement with key compartment opening under the simulated keyboard, the base struck apparently 72050G in an oblong, with two keys and plush case stamped for: Wartski, 138 Regent Street / London & Llanduddno (4)

Condition Report

Please note that this lot contains ivory and tortoiseshell in the (removable) implements. Several cracks and minute losses to the lapis throughout, the comb with severe loss to tortoiseshell; both the musical movement and the watch movement currently working, but Sotheby's does not guarantee the functioning of movements; would benedit from professional cleaning


"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."

Saleroom Notice

This lot contains ivory and other restricted materials. Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrictor prohibits the import of certain items (including ivory) to protect wildlife conservation. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory/rhino horn by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.
STYLE: European Silver, Gold Boxes and Ceramics
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