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A rare gold spice box in the form of a cornucopia, Peder Christensen Beyer, Bergen, 1791,

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Estimate:

5,000 - 7,000 GBP

A rare gold spice box in the form of a cornucopia, Peder Christensen Beyer, Bergen, 1791,

A rare gold spice box in the form of a cornucopia, Peder Christensen Beyer, Bergen, 1791,

Estimate:

5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Lot sold:

7,560

GBP

A rare gold spice box in the form of a cornucopia, Peder Christensen Beyer, Bergen, 1791,


the lid and front boldly chased with roses, sunflowers and clover on a lobed ground, the finial on the hinged domed lid in the form of a chased pear with undulating stem and leaves, supported on the back of a tiny cupid holding a quiver, on hinged foot, fully hallmarked, in a modern leather case

7.2cm., 2⅞in. high


(2)

A rare object in good condition;

lid does not currently open


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.

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Vilhelm Assarsson Collection, nr. 99
Peder Christensen Beyer was born in Bergen in 1743 and died in 1808 after having worked as a goldsmith and silversmith for several decades. Examples of his work, often revealing his enthusiasm for the sea and all its flora, fauna and mythologies, as well as for nature as a general source of inspiration, can be found in museum collections such as the Norwegian-American Vesterheim collection in the US.