Important Objects of Vertu, English, Continental and American Silver

Christie's
22 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 22.05.2009

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A SWISS GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFF BOX

A SWISS GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFF BOX
GENEVA, CIRCA 1830
A SWISS GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFF BOX GENEVA, CIRCA 1830 Oval, the cover enameled with the port of Istanbul, featuring the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, the base enameled with a Swiss lakeside scene, the sides with four lakeside panels, the borders

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A SWISS GOLD AND ENAMEL AIDE-MEMOIRE

A SWISS GOLD AND ENAMEL AIDE-MEMOIRE
GENEVA, CIRCA 1840
A SWISS GOLD AND ENAMEL AIDE-MEMOIRE GENEVA, CIRCA 1840 Elongated book-form, the cover with a finely-painted oval scene of a musician and dancing dogs entertaining children in a country setting, the border, spine, and back cover elaborately

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL, AND PEARL-SET ETUI

A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL, AND PEARL-SET ETUI
GENEVA, CIRCA 1800
A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL, AND PEARL-SET ETUI GENEVA, CIRCA 1800 Tapering octagonal, the cover and body painted on both sides with classical figures, an altar of Love and a flower vase, each variously set with split pearls, with translucent blue

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A SWISS GOLD AND ENAMEL ZARF

A SWISS GOLD AND ENAMEL ZARF
GENEVA, CIRCA 1830
A SWISS GOLD AND ENAMEL ZARF GENEVA, CIRCA 1830 Of typical form, with wavy rim, the filigree sides set with three green oval panels painted with flowerheads, apparently unmarked 2¼ in. (5.8 cm.) high

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 22 May 2009

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A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET LADIES' PENDANT WATCH, CHAI...

A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET LADIES' PENDANT WATCH, CHAIN AND CHATELAINE
MARK OF J-M BADOLLET & CIE, GENEVA, CIRCA 1850; RETAILED BY HUNT & ROSKELL, LONDON
A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET LADIES' PENDANT WATCH, CHAIN AND CHATELAINE MARK OF J-M BADOLLET & CIE, GENEVA, CIRCA 1850; RETAILED BY

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A CONTINENTAL PORTRAIT MINIATURE IN GEM-SET SILVER FRAME

A CONTINENTAL PORTRAIT MINIATURE IN GEM-SET SILVER FRAME
CIRCA 1810
A CONTINENTAL PORTRAIT MINIATURE IN GEM-SET SILVER FRAME CIRCA 1810 The rectangular openwork silver frame set with diamonds in garland patterns, surmounted by a bow, the miniature and frame each apparently unmarked 4¾ in. (12.2 cm

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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TWO FRENCH PORTRAIT MINIATURES

TWO FRENCH PORTRAIT MINIATURES
THE FIRST MARK OF SIMON ACHILLE LEGER, PARIS, 1815-1826; THE SECOND CIRCA 1775, THE MINIATURE SIGNED 'BOUTON'
TWO FRENCH PORTRAIT MINIATURES THE FIRST MARK OF SIMON ACHILLE LEGER, PARIS, 1815-1826; THE SECOND CIRCA 1775, THE MINIATURE SIGNED 'BOUTON' The first in gold

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 22 May 2009

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A SWISS VARI-COLORED GOLD STONE-SET VINAIGRETTE

A SWISS VARI-COLORED GOLD STONE-SET VINAIGRETTE
CIRCA 1815
A SWISS VARI-COLORED GOLD STONE-SET VINAIGRETTE CIRCA 1815 Formed as a cornucopia with turquoise cabochons, with vari-colored gold blossoms, the back opening to reveal a grille with glass cover, with supsension chain, apparently unmarked 1

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 22 May 2009

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A CONTINENTAL SILVER AND ENAMEL SNUFF BOX

A CONTINENTAL SILVER AND ENAMEL SNUFF BOX
RETAILER'S MARK T.C & SN LTD, WITH LONDON IMPORT MARKS FOR 1927
A CONTINENTAL SILVER AND ENAMEL SNUFF BOX RETAILER'S MARK T.C & SN LTD, WITH LONDON IMPORT MARKS FOR 1927 The cover painted with a scene of Venus rising from the sea, with blue and white

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A SWISS GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFFBOX

A SWISS GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFFBOX
MARK OF GEORGES REMOND, GENEVA, CIRCA 1830
A SWISS GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFFBOX MARK OF GEORGES REMOND, GENEVA, CIRCA 1830 Scalloped rectangular, the cover with finely painted enamel scene of Istanbul within a vari-colored gold chased border, the interior of the cover

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A FRENCH GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFFBOX

A FRENCH GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFFBOX
MARK OF ETIENNE-PIERRE ROUSSELET, PARIS, 1798-1809
A FRENCH GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFFBOX MARK OF ETIENNE-PIERRE ROUSSELET, PARIS, 1798-1809 Rectangular with canted corners, all sides with blue guilloché enamel and white borders, the cover with profile of Minerva en

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A CONTINENTAL SILVER-GILT AND MICROMOSAIC SNUFFBOX

A CONTINENTAL SILVER-GILT AND MICROMOSAIC SNUFFBOX
THE MICROMOSAIC ITALIAN, CIRCA 1820
A CONTINENTAL SILVER-GILT AND MICROMOSAIC SNUFFBOX THE MICROMOSAIC ITALIAN, CIRCA 1820 Rectangular, the base and side engine-turned, the cover set with a micromosaic plaque depicting the Doves of Pliny within a

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A CONTINENTAL GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFFBOX

A CONTINENTAL GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFFBOX
PROBABLY GENEVA, CIRCA 1790
A CONTINENTAL GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFFBOX PROBABLY GENEVA, CIRCA 1790 Oval, the base, sides and cover with engine-turned panels within borders of pale blue enamel, the cover set with a chased gold classical profile bust against a ground

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A SWISS GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFFBOX

A SWISS GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFFBOX
MARK OF FRANCOIS JOANIN, GENEVA, CIRCA 1810
A SWISS GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFFBOX MARK OF FRANCOIS JOANIN, GENEVA, CIRCA 1810 Elongated rectangular, the cover with two figural panels, the base with two floral panels, all within borders of champlevé enamel scrolls, marked

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A FINE SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX

A FINE SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX
MARK OF GEORGES REMOND & COMPAGNIE, GENEVA, CIRCA 1830
A FINE SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX MARK OF GEORGES REMOND & COMPAGNIE, GENEVA, CIRCA 1830 Canted rectangular, the cover set with a tughra of split pearls between two flowersprays of

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX

A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX
MAKER'S MARK LG IN A LOZENGE, GENEVA, CIRCA 1830
A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX MAKER'S MARK LG IN A LOZENGE, GENEVA, CIRCA 1830 Oval, the cover with blue guilloché enamel border set with diamonds and centering a red enamel panel set with diamonds

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX

A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX
GENEVA, CIRCA 1830
A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX GENEVA, CIRCA 1830 Scalloped oval, with alternating panels of blue and pink ground, the cover applied with a diamond-set tughra within foliate borders set with diamonds, apparently unmarked 3 1/16

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX

A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX
GENEVA, CIRCA 1830
A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX GENEVA, CIRCA 1830 Oval, the cover set with a portrait miniature of a Turkish gentleman within a diamond border surrounded by diamond-set gold foliage, the base with panels of painted musical

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A GOLD AND GEM-SET BROOCH

A GOLD AND GEM-SET BROOCH
19TH CENTURY
A GOLD AND GEM-SET BROOCH 19TH CENTURY Cartouche-form, set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, depicting Ottoman military trophies surmounted by an enamelled tughra, apparently unmarked 3 in. (7.6 cm.) long

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET CIGARETTE CASE

A GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET CIGARETTE CASE
CIRCA 1920
A GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET CIGARETTE CASE CIRCA 1920 Rectangular, with radiating flutes, the center set with an enamel plaque of a Turkish soldier surrounded by old mine-cut and old European-cut diamonds, the reverse engraved with an Ottoman

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX

A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX
MAKER'S MARK LG, GENEVA, CIRCA 1830
A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX MAKER'S MARK LG, GENEVA, CIRCA 1830 Scalloped oval, the cover set circa 1860 with an openwork trellis of rubies and diamonds centering a diamond-set Turkish crescent and star, the

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A RUSSIAN SILVER ANIMAL-FORM SNUFF BOX

A RUSSIAN SILVER ANIMAL-FORM SNUFF BOX
FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY, MAKER'S MARK CYRILLIC A.S
A RUSSIAN SILVER ANIMAL-FORM SNUFF BOX FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY, MAKER'S MARK CYRILLIC A.S Formed as a crouching pug dog with hinged base, engraved Presented to Mr. Alex McIntosh by a Friend 1842 , with

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 22 May 2009

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A SILVER BELL WITH BLOODSTONE HANDLE

A SILVER BELL WITH BLOODSTONE HANDLE
MARK OF JOHN SEPTIMUS BERESFORO, LONDON, 1882
A SILVER BELL WITH BLOODSTONE HANDLE MARK OF JOHN SEPTIMUS BERESFORO, LONDON, 1882 Of typical form, chased with scroll border and with a Russian inscription around the base, marked on bell and clapper 5½ in. (14 cm

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A GEORGE IV GOLD SNUFF BOX WITH MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE

A GEORGE IV GOLD SNUFF BOX WITH MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE
THE BOX MARK OF ALEXANDER STRACHAN, LONDON, 1827; THE PLAQUE ATTRIBUTED TO ANTONIO AGUATTI, ROME (D. 1846)
A GEORGE IV GOLD SNUFF BOX WITH MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE THE BOX MARK OF ALEXANDER STRACHAN, LONDON, 1827; THE PLAQUE ATTRIBUTED TO ANTONIO AGUATTI

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A GROUP OF FIVE ITALIAN SILVER ANIMALS

A GROUP OF FIVE ITALIAN SILVER ANIMALS
THE DUCKLINGS MARK OF GIANMARIA BUCCELLATI, 20TH CENTURY
A GROUP OF FIVE ITALIAN SILVER ANIMALS THE DUCKLINGS MARK OF GIANMARIA BUCCELLATI, 20TH CENTURY Comprising two ducklings, two snipes and a gorilla, the birds with gilt beaks and legs, with textured fur

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 22 May 2009

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A PAIR OF ITALIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND JASPER ELEPHANT BOO...

A PAIR OF ITALIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND JASPER ELEPHANT BOOK-ENDS
RETAILED BY GARRARD, LONDON, CIRCA 1986
A PAIR OF ITALIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND JASPER ELEPHANT BOOK-ENDS RETAILED BY GARRARD, LONDON, CIRCA 1986 Each book-end with fully modelled silver elephant, with gilt tusks on a jasper base

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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AN ELIZABETH II SILVER MODEL OF AN ELEPHANT DESIGNED BY ALEX...

AN ELIZABETH II SILVER MODEL OF AN ELEPHANT DESIGNED BY ALEX STYLES
MARK OF GARRARD & CO., LONDON, 1978
AN ELIZABETH II SILVER MODEL OF AN ELEPHANT DESIGNED BY ALEX STYLES MARK OF GARRARD & CO., LONDON, 1978 Shaped as an elephant, with realistically textured hide, marked beneath ear 25½ in. (64.8

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A HARDSTONE MODEL OF AN ELEPHANT CARVED BY GERD DREHER

A HARDSTONE MODEL OF AN ELEPHANT CARVED BY GERD DREHER
RETAILED BY ASPREY & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1990
A HARDSTONE MODEL OF AN ELEPHANT CARVED BY GERD DREHER RETAILED BY ASPREY & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1990 Carved in grey agate, with simulated ivory tusks, signed on base 7½ in. (19 cm.) long

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 22 May 2009

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A HARDSTONE MODEL OF AN ELEPHANT

A HARDSTONE MODEL OF AN ELEPHANT
RETAILED BY ASPREY & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1988
A HARDSTONE MODEL OF AN ELEPHANT RETAILED BY ASPREY & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1988 Carved in rose quartz, signed under foot GW and 953 7 in. long (17.8 cm.) long

Lot #: 33

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 22 May 2009

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A HARDSTONE, GOLD AND GEM-SET FOUR-PIECE ELEPHANT BAND

A HARDSTONE, GOLD AND GEM-SET FOUR-PIECE ELEPHANT BAND
RETAILED BY ASPREY & CO., LONDON, 1992-1993
A HARDSTONE, GOLD AND GEM-SET FOUR-PIECE ELEPHANT BAND RETAILED BY ASPREY & CO., LONDON, 1992-1993 Comprising a violinist, guitarist, cymbalist and clarinetist, set on a black onyx and gold base, each

Lot #: 34

Estimate: US$25,000 - US$35,000

Date: 22 May 2009