12,000 - 18,000 USD
together with the original blue suede box
incised Gérard Sandoz, numbered 654 and impressed with silver hallmarks
5 x 3 1/2 x 1/4 in. (12.7 x 8.8 x 0.6 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The enameled silver presents with light surface scratches and light tarnish consistent with gentle use. The interior of the case presents with minor scratches, occasional discoloration and tarnish, as well as evidence of partially removed adhesive residue. The case is offered together with a blue suede box in very good condition with minor wear and light soiling.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.