A SMALL GOLD AND ENAMEL TOOTHPICK CASE, PROBABLY HANAU, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
rectangular with cut corners, the lid with a panel painted en plein with chickens in a landscape on a translucent blue ground within gold paillon borders, the sides and base similarly enamelled within opaque white and gold borders, the lid later fitted with a mirror, marks rubbed, the left rim struck: 3303, to the sides,
6,9 cm. wide
Losses and partial restoration to enamel, overall nice appearance
"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."
Anonymous vendor, Christie’s, Geneva, 19 May 1998, lot 216