A SMALL GOLD AND HARDSTONE BONBONNIÈRE, PROBABLY GERMAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
A SMALL GOLD AND HARDSTONE BONBONNIÈRE, PROBABLY GERMAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
A SMALL GOLD AND HARDSTONE BONBONNIÈRE, PROBABLY GERMAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
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A SMALL GOLD AND HARDSTONE BONBONNIÈRE, PROBABLY GERMAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 2,500 - 3,500 GBP

A SMALL GOLD AND HARDSTONE BONBONNIÈRE, PROBABLY GERMAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 2,500 - 3,500 GBP

Lot Details

Description

A SMALL GOLD AND HARDSTONE BONBONNIÈRE, PROBABLY GERMAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY


in the manner of early 18th century Dresden, of shaped hexagonal form, the amazonite lid and body encased within an elaborately-chased Régence gold cagework, a seated putto playing the flute on the lid, the sides with grotesque birds, apparently unmarked

4.8cm., 1⅞in. wide


Condition Report

some damage/loss to hardstone on the left side panel, crack in base panel (mainly visible from the inside)


"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."

STYLE: European Silver, Gold Boxes and Ceramics
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