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Auction: Selected Silver & Russian Works of Art
was auctioned on: 30 November 2007
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A LATE 17TH CENTURY SILVER OVAL SPICE BOX

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Estimate: £700 - £800
ca. US$1,449 - US$1,657
Price realised:  £2,000
ca. US$4,142
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A LATE 17TH CENTURY SILVER OVAL SPICE BOX
MARK OF WF CROWNED, ENGLISH, CIRCA 1685/90
A LATE 17TH CENTURY SILVER OVAL SPICE BOX, MARK OF WF CROWNED, ENGLISH, CIRCA 1685/90, Maker's mark only struck once inside body, squeeze-action opening by means of an oval boss on either side, engraved with a putto amidst scrolling foliage on cover, the foliage repeated to base & a band of foliate lozenges around sides, 2 1/8 in. long (5.4 cm.), ALSO a late 17th century silver-mounted tortoiseshell snuff box, unmarked, circa 1685, with pinned-on acanthus leaf lappets bordering cover & base, push-button opening at front, 3 5/8 in. long (9.2 cm.). (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Selected Silver & Russian Works of Art
Date of the auction: 30 Nov 2007
Address: Christie's
30 November 2007, London, South Kensington