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A JAMES I SILVER-MOUNTED SHELL CASTING BOTTLE

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Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
ca. US$5,123 - US$7,685
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 112, Views: 5

A JAMES I SILVER-MOUNTED SHELL CASTING BOTTLE UNMARKED, CIRCA 1600 On a plain spreading foot with threaded border, the ovoid body formed from two cut panels of cowrie shell held by four vertical straps, two applied with scrolling handles cast with bearded masks, the detachable pierced cover with baluster finial 4 in. (10.1 cm.) high Provenance Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 22 March 1977, lot 128. Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 26 November 1992, lot 33. Charles Lane Poor III (1919-2005), of Washington, D.C. The Collection of the late Charles L. Poor; Sotheby's, New York, 26 October 2005, lot 139.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: The David Little Collection of Early English Silver
Date of the auction: 3 Dec 2019
Address: Christie's
London