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A three-coloured gold and enamel scent bottle, Olof Ekman, Stockholm, 1770,

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Estimate:

5,000 - 7,000 GBP

A three-coloured gold and enamel scent bottle, Olof Ekman, Stockholm, 1770,

A three-coloured gold and enamel scent bottle, Olof Ekman, Stockholm, 1770,

Estimate:

5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Lot sold:

5,670

GBP

 A three-coloured gold and enamel scent bottle, Olof Ekman, Stockholm, 1770,


of flattened amphora form with swirling spread foot, each side set with an oval translucent scarlet enamel plaque applied with a chased gold musical or hunting trophy within white enamel pellet borders, crowned by a ribboned plume ornament, the polished ground further decorated with chased swags and husk garlands, maker’s mark, fully hallmarked for 18ct gold,

7.5cm., 3 in. high

Rare and overall good condition, bar a small dent on the left shoulder and two thin tears to gold on foot; stopper now missing


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.

Sten Westerberg Collection, Beatelund;
Sale, Bukowskis Stockholm, spring 1983
Kersti Holmquist, Svenskt silversmide, Stockholm, 1995, vol III, pl. 258
Svenkst Guld 1600-1850, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, April 1948, p. 22, no. 62, ill. p. 62
Olof Ekman became master in Stockholm on 2 February 1774, presenting as his masterpiece ‘a gold box with enamelled figures and miniature painting’ (Gustaf Upmark, Guld- och Silversmeder i Sverige 1520-1850, Stockholm, 1925, p. 148). He seems to have specialised in Galanteriewaren, as he is recorded as making snuff boxes, scent bottles, watch cases and orders. Little of his marked work seems to have survived, but a gold and ivory box of 1776 is recorded in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, and a few examples of his work remain in private hands. He died at the age of 69 in 1805 (Erik Andrén et al, ‘Svenkst Silversmide 1520-1850, Stockholm, 1964, p. 129).