Lot 561: FOUR EROTIC SILVER CIGARETTE CASES WITH FULL-LENGTH NUDES, EARLY TO MID 20TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: one with winged nymph in a spring forest, well-painted, marked 800 on thumbpiece; one with girl smelling a calla lily, Reed & Barton; one with girl among irises, marked 84 on thumbpiece, possibly Russian; and one with maker's mark HF flanking a clover, mid 20th century
first with mark to silver along right edge of scene, possibly a flux over enamel; second with a few minor scratches, third a little rough around edges, some restoration at top right corner edge; last with restoration at corners of scene, some minor scratches
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 4 in.