Lot 564: FOUR EROTIC SILVER CIGARETTE CASES WITH DRESSING SCENES, EARLY 20TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: the first with nude before a looking glass, blue stone thumbpiece; a second with nude viewed from behind, cut corners and monogrammed Dr. HK, both German; the third with similar pose, inside scratched "Hemery Sydney"; the last full length with hand mirror and looking glass, maybe slightly later, both marked Sterling only
first generally good; second with minor overall scratches to scene and silver; third similar; fourth with fewer scratches, a little rough at left side and bottom of enamel
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Dimensions: height of tallest 3 5/8 in.