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A crystal bonbonnière with gold and enamel mounts, probably French, late 19th century

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Estimate:

10,000

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- 15,000 GBP

A crystal bonbonnière with gold and enamel mounts, probably French, late 19th century

A crystal bonbonnière with gold and enamel mounts, probably French, late 19th century

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 GBP

A crystal bonbonnière with gold and enamel mounts, probably French, late 19th century


in 18th century taste, carved as a seated mother hen with twin chicks tucked under her wings, the lacy gold mount inscribed on white enamel: 'Imitez-les, c'est mon désir', apparently unmarked,

5.4cm. wide

In good condition; traces of glue above the white enamel border

"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."