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Lot 558: FOUR EROTIC SILVER CIGARETTE CASES WITH DEMI-FIGURES, EARLY 20TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: three German cases: with dark-haired woman before pink curtain, maker's mark LR gothic script, with foiled girdle and earring, maker's mark RW?, and with black-haired woman on engine-turned ground, monogrammed back, maker's mark FK monogram, the last with woman in a chair, crown mark, 800 standard
the first with minor scratching to scene, tiny loss along top border; the second a little rough at edges of scene, covered with clear flux?, the third with slight browning where enamel meets silver; the last scene in good condition, probably covered with clear flux, some denting to back; all with scratches to silver backs
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Dimensions: height of tallest 3 1/2 in.