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A gold-mounted black jasper snuff box in the shape of a boar, probably German, 19th century

Estimate:

20,000 to - 30,000 GBP

A gold-mounted black jasper snuff box in the shape of a boar, probably German, 19th century

A gold-mounted black jasper snuff box in the shape of a boar, probably German, 19th century

Estimate:

20,000 to - 30,000 GBP

Lot sold:

25,200

GBP

A gold-mounted black jasper snuff box in the shape of a boar, probably German, 19th century


the body elaborately carved as a friendly reclining boar, its eyes set with rose diamonds, the oval gold mount chased with scrollwork, unmarked

9cm., 3 1/2 in. wide

Generally in good order;

the bevelled hardstone panel on the base possibly replaced; loss of c. 2 cm length to small gold rim above mount; small slightly loose part opposite


"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."

This lot is sold pursuant to a settlement agreement between the current owner and the heirs of Margarete Oppenheim. | Please note the estimates for this lot are £20,000-30,000 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.

Margarete Oppenheim collection, sold Kunsthaus Böhler, Munich, 18-20 May 1936, lot 310, plate 32;

Baron de Redé and Baron Guy de Rothschild Collections, sale, Meubles et Objets d’Art provenant de l’Hôtel Lambert et du Château de Ferrières, Sotheby’s Monaco, 25/6 May 1975, lot 24

Some of the gold-mounted hardstone snuff boxes were kept in the collection for another thirty years: one in the shape of a mouse, a puddingstone gold box in the shape of a reclining dog and two further animal-shaped examples were sold as part of the second Collection du Baron de Redé Provenant de l'Hotel Lambert sale at Sotheby's Paris, 16 March 2005, lots 35-38.