Lot 565: THREE EROTIC SILVER CIGARETTE CASES, EARLY 20TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: one painted with a scene of topless duelists, the second with a nude among rocks, both maker's mark AB in shaped shield probably for Alois Blahuschek, Vienna, the second with Russian mark on the thumbpiece; the third with two nudes, the back engraved "JHB from WHB Xmas 1914.", signed G. Roussin, import marks for Chester, 1910
minor scratches to surface of first, rare subject; the second good condition, third with crease to lower left corner of back, otherwise good
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.
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Dimensions: height of first 3 5/8 in.