An Iberian Private Collection Part I: Important Gold Boxes & Objects of Vertu

Christie's
8 December 2011, London, King Street

Date of the auction: 08.12.2011

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A REGENCE GOLD SNUFF-FLASK WITH SECRET COMPARTMENT SET WITH ...

A REGENCE GOLD SNUFF-FLASK WITH SECRET COMPARTMENT SET WITH A MINIATURE
BY LOUIS MAILLY (FL. 1723-1739), PARIS, 1723/1724, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF CHARLES CORDIER, THE MINIATURE CIRCLE OF MARTIN VAN MEYTENS II (1695-1770)
A REGENCE GOLD SNUFF-FLASK WITH SECRET COMPARTMENT SET WITH A

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED GLASS SCENT-BOTTLE

A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED GLASS SCENT-BOTTLE
LONDON, CIRCA 1760
A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED GLASS SCENT-BOTTLE LONDON, CIRCA 1760 upright cut-glass flask of rectangular section, overlaid with pierced gold cagework embossed with fluted scrolls and foliage, glass stopper, independent chased gold cap

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A GEORGE III GOLD SCENT-BOTTLE

A GEORGE III GOLD SCENT-BOTTLE
LONDON, CIRCA 1760
A GEORGE III GOLD SCENT-BOTTLE LONDON, CIRCA 1760 vase-shaped glass flask, the cover and sides fluted and chased with classical figures and foliate swags, the independent shaped stopper similarly chased 3 1/8 in. (80 mm.) high 1 oz. (36 gr

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED GLASS SCENT-BOTTLE

A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED GLASS SCENT-BOTTLE
CIRCA 1765
A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED GLASS SCENT-BOTTLE CIRCA 1765 teardrop-shaped glass flask with flattened base, the faceted glass embellished with a pierced gold cagework chased with c-scrolls, rocaille and flower-swags, the gold neck-mount enamelled

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A GEORGE IV ENAMELLED GLASS SCENT-BOTTLE WITH GOLD CAGEWORK ...

A GEORGE IV ENAMELLED GLASS SCENT-BOTTLE WITH GOLD CAGEWORK
POSSIBLY BY ALEXANDER JAMES STRACHAN (FL. 1799-1850), LONDON, CIRCA 1820
A GEORGE IV ENAMELLED GLASS SCENT-BOTTLE WITH GOLD CAGEWORK POSSIBLY BY ALEXANDER JAMES STRACHAN (FL. 1799-1850), LONDON, CIRCA 1820 upright cut-glass flask of rounded

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A VICTORIAN GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE BONBONNIERE AND COMBINED ...

A VICTORIAN GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE BONBONNIERE AND COMBINED SCENT-FLASK
PROBABLY ENGLISH, LATE 19TH CENTURY
A VICTORIAN GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE BONBONNIERE AND COMBINED SCENT-FLASK PROBABLY ENGLISH, LATE 19TH CENTURY formed as an eighteenth century lady's stockinged leg with high-heeled shoe, the

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A VICTORIAN GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SCENT-BOTTLE

A VICTORIAN GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SCENT-BOTTLE
PROBABLY LONDON, CIRCA 1860/1870
A VICTORIAN GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SCENT-BOTTLE PROBABLY LONDON, CIRCA 1860/1870 upright agate flask in the shape of a minaret, with faceted sides, flame-like chased independent stopper with chain attachment, on later

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A LOUIS XV ENAMELLED GOLD GAGE D'AMOUR

A LOUIS XV ENAMELLED GOLD GAGE D'AMOUR
MARKED, PARIS, WITH THE DISCHARGE MARK OF JULIEN ALATERRE 1768-1774
A LOUIS XV ENAMELLED GOLD GAGE D'AMOUR MARKED, PARIS, WITH THE DISCHARGE MARK OF JULIEN ALATERRE 1768-1774 heart-shaped box, the hinged cover, sides and base with translucent royal blue enamel

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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TWO GLASS SCENT-BOTTLES

TWO GLASS SCENT-BOTTLES
PROBABLY ENGLISH, 18TH CENTURY
TWO GLASS SCENT-BOTTLES PROBABLY ENGLISH, 18TH CENTURY upright purple cut-glass flask of rectangular section, with faceted sides and independent gold cap with opaque white enamel border with inscription ' FIDELITE EN AMITIE '; together with

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A GERMAN GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX

A GERMAN GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX
DRESDEN, CIRCA 1740
A GERMAN GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX DRESDEN, CIRCA 1740 tapering upright box of cartouche-shaped section in semi-translucent pink and purple amethystine quartz, hinged gold rim with wavy reeding, rose-cut diamond push-pin 1 7/8 in

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A ROCOCO-STYLE GOLD-MOUNTED ROCK-CRYSTAL SNUFF-BOX

A ROCOCO-STYLE GOLD-MOUNTED ROCK-CRYSTAL SNUFF-BOX
A ROCOCO-STYLE GOLD-MOUNTED ROCK-CRYSTAL SNUFF-BOX rectangular box with canted corners, the hinged cover, baluster sides and base of rock-crystal carved in a diamond pattern, within reeded gold mounts 3 in. (77 mm.) wide

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A CONTINENTAL GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL PIQUE NECESSAIRE

A CONTINENTAL GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL PIQUE NECESSAIRE
POSSIBLY ITALIAN, CIRCA 1740/1750
A CONTINENTAL GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL PIQUE NECESSAIRE POSSIBLY ITALIAN, CIRCA 1740/1750 tapering flattened étui of rectangular section with rounded corners, slightly domed hinged cover, of black

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A LOUIS XV VARI-COLOUR GOLD SEALING-WAX CASE

A LOUIS XV VARI-COLOUR GOLD SEALING-WAX CASE
MARKED, PARIS, 1763/1764, WITH THE CHARGE MARK OF JEAN-JACQUES PREVOST 1762-1768
A LOUIS XV VARI-COLOUR GOLD SEALING-WAX CASE MARKED, PARIS, 1763/1764, WITH THE CHARGE MARK OF JEAN-JACQUES PREVOST 1762-1768 slightly tapering étui of oval section, both

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A LOUIS XVI GOLD SEALING-WAX CASE

A LOUIS XVI GOLD SEALING-WAX CASE
BY PIERRE-FRANÇOIS BENARD (FL. 1771-1793), PARIS, 1787/1788, WITH THE SECOND CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF HENRY CLAVEL 1782-1789
A LOUIS XVI GOLD SEALING-WAX CASE BY PIERRE-FRANÇOIS BENARD (FL. 1771-1793), PARIS, 1787/1788, WITH THE SECOND CHARGE AND DISCHARGE

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A LOUIS XVI VARI-COLOUR GOLD SEALING-WAX CASE

A LOUIS XVI VARI-COLOUR GOLD SEALING-WAX CASE
BY PIERRE CERNEAU (FL. 1762-1783), PARIS, 1776/1777, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN BAPTISTE FOUACHE 1774-1780
A LOUIS XVI VARI-COLOUR GOLD SEALING-WAX CASE BY PIERRE CERNEAU (FL. 1762-1783), PARIS, 1776/1777, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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AN ITALIAN GOLD-MOUNTED PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX

AN ITALIAN GOLD-MOUNTED PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX
CAPODIMONTE, CIRCA 1755
AN ITALIAN GOLD-MOUNTED PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX CAPODIMONTE, CIRCA 1755 oval box, painted in the manner of Giovanni Caselli with a continuous frieze of travellers and harvesters in a landscape, the underside with a figure holding a

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A GERMAN 'MOPSORDEN' GOLD-MOUNTED PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX

A GERMAN 'MOPSORDEN' GOLD-MOUNTED PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX
MEISSEN, CIRCA 1740, BLACK TRIANGLE MARK TO INTERIOR OF COVER
A GERMAN 'MOPSORDEN' GOLD-MOUNTED PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX MEISSEN, CIRCA 1740, BLACK TRIANGLE MARK TO INTERIOR OF COVER shaped oval box, the exterior with Sulkowsky ozier moulding, the

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A GERMAN GOLD-MOUNTED PORCELAIN DOUBLE SNUFF-BOX

A GERMAN GOLD-MOUNTED PORCELAIN DOUBLE SNUFF-BOX
MEISSEN, CIRCA 1750
A GERMAN GOLD-MOUNTED PORCELAIN DOUBLE SNUFF-BOX MEISSEN, CIRCA 1750 barrel-shaped box with hinged cover to both ends, basket-work moulded and painted with scattered flower-sprays and sprigs, the interior of both covers with

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A GERMAN GILT-METAL MOUNTED PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX

A GERMAN GILT-METAL MOUNTED PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX
MEISSEN, CIRCA 1755, THE MOUNTS PROBABLY CONTEMPORARY
A GERMAN GILT-METAL MOUNTED PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX MEISSEN, CIRCA 1755, THE MOUNTS PROBABLY CONTEMPORARY rectangular box of bombé form, painted to the exterior with bouquets of fruit and flowers within

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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TWO CONTINENTAL SNUFF-BOXES

TWO CONTINENTAL SNUFF-BOXES
CIRCA 1760 AND 20TH CENTURY
TWO CONTINENTAL SNUFF-BOXES CIRCA 1760 AND 20TH CENTURY hinged egg-shaped gold-mounted pink enamel box with sepia figures; together with another, egg-shaped polished gold box, enamelled with a peacock and set at intervals with diamonds 1 13/16

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A LOUIS XVI BLEU-CELESTE GOLD-MOUNTED PORCELAIN VINAIGRETTE ...

A LOUIS XVI BLEU-CELESTE GOLD-MOUNTED PORCELAIN VINAIGRETTE
SEVRES, CIRCA 1785, THE CONTEMPORARY FRENCH MOUNTS LATER STRUCK WITH FRENCH POST-1893 IMPORT MARK FOR GOLD
A LOUIS XVI BLEU-CELESTE GOLD-MOUNTED PORCELAIN VINAIGRETTE SEVRES, CIRCA 1785, THE CONTEMPORARY FRENCH MOUNTS LATER STRUCK WITH

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A GEORGE II PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD VINAIGRETTE

A GEORGE II PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD VINAIGRETTE
LONDON, CIRCA 1750
A GEORGE II PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD VINAIGRETTE LONDON, CIRCA 1750 egg-shaped gold box with independent cover which unscrews to reveal independent pierced grille , the sides hung with foliate swags, opaque white enamel taille d'épargne

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A LOUIS XVI GOLD-MOUNTED PORCELAIN BONBONNIERE

A LOUIS XVI GOLD-MOUNTED PORCELAIN BONBONNIERE
SEVRES, CIRCA 1762-1768, THE MOUNTS WITH THE DISCHARGE MARK OF JEAN-JACQUES PREVOST 1762-1768
A LOUIS XVI GOLD-MOUNTED PORCELAIN BONBONNIERE SEVRES, CIRCA 1762-1768, THE MOUNTS WITH THE DISCHARGE MARK OF JEAN-JACQUES PREVOST 1762-1768 oviform box with a

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A GEORGE II-STYLE GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE NECESSAIRE

A GEORGE II-STYLE GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE NECESSAIRE
STRUCK WITH TWO FRENCH IMPORT MARKS FOR GOLD 1864-1893
A GEORGE II-STYLE GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE NECESSAIRE STRUCK WITH TWO FRENCH IMPORT MARKS FOR GOLD 1864-1893 rectangular upright casket, the bloodstone panels mounted on four sides and cover in a

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A CONTINENTAL PARCEL-ENAMELLED HARDSTONE AND GOLD BONBONNIER...

A CONTINENTAL PARCEL-ENAMELLED HARDSTONE AND GOLD BONBONNIERE
PROBABLY GERMAN OR AUSTRIAN, CIRCA 1850
A CONTINENTAL PARCEL-ENAMELLED HARDSTONE AND GOLD BONBONNIERE PROBABLY GERMAN OR AUSTRIAN, CIRCA 1850 circular hardstone box, with pierced gold cage-work depicting musicians within foliate scrolls

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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GEORGE III PARCEL-ENAMELLED AND JEWELLED GOLD CAGEWORK AND H...

GEORGE III PARCEL-ENAMELLED AND JEWELLED GOLD CAGEWORK AND HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX
LONDON, CIRCA 1760
GEORGE III PARCEL-ENAMELLED AND JEWELLED GOLD CAGEWORK AND HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX LONDON, CIRCA 1760 gold-lined hinged egg-shaped brown agate box, the gold cagework mounts stamped with foliage and reeded

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A GEORGE II PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD CAGEWORK AND HARDSTONE SNU...

A GEORGE II PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD CAGEWORK AND HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX
PROBABLY LONDON, CIRCA 1750
A GEORGE II PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD CAGEWORK AND HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX PROBABLY LONDON, CIRCA 1750 gold-lined hinged egg-shaped mocha-brown agate box, the gold cagework mounts stamped with Chinoiserie figures

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A GEORGE II PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD CAGEWORK AND HARDSTONE SNU...

A GEORGE II PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD CAGEWORK AND HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX
LONDON, CIRCA 1750/1760
A GEORGE II PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD CAGEWORK AND HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX LONDON, CIRCA 1750/1760 gold-lined hinged egg-shaped bloodstone box, the gold cagework mounts stamped with birds, flowers with foliage and

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A CONTINENTAL GOLD SNUFF-BOX

A CONTINENTAL GOLD SNUFF-BOX
STAMPED '750', PROBABLY LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY
A CONTINENTAL GOLD SNUFF-BOX STAMPED '750', PROBABLY LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY cartouche-shaped box of mid-eighteenth century style, the hinged cover and base with coloured glass panels simulating agate and painted

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 8 Dec 2011

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A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED SNUFF-BOX

A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED SNUFF-BOX
MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT, MARKED WITH THE ENGLISH POST-1798 STANDARD MARKS FOR 18 CARAT GOLD, THE LONDON ASSAY MARK FOR 1756-1821, THE LONDON DATE LETTER FOR 1804/1805 AND THE ENGLISH DUTY MARK FOR GOLD 1798-1804
A GEORGE III GOLD-MOUNTED SNUFF-BOX MAKER'S MARK

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 8 Dec 2011