Two gold and enamelled openwork zarfs, Switzerland for the Ottoman market, 19th century
one with three painted festoons on filigree ground applied with chased gold vine leaves and pearl-set grapes, seed-pearl border, enamelled rose diamond-set base; the other with foot, base and wavy rim enamelled in white and pale blue 'taille d'epergne' with husks and flowers, enclosing shaped oval panels enamelled 'en plein' with a lakeside view, amourous trophies and flowers against an opalescent ground within beaded filigree
5.9cm; 5.5cm. height
Christie's Geneva, 14 May 1980, lot 391.
Sotheby's Zurich, 6 May 1980, lot 36.