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Lot 557: THREE EROTIC SILVER CIGARETTE CASES WITH BELLY DANCERS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: the first of large size, shaped, the figure with foiled jewerly and skirt, marked 900; the second signed Schleieatar in enamel, marked 900 and with flag mark; the third with profile view, back monogrammed FJW, German
first probably with clear flux over scene, a little uneven, engine-turned sprig inside to remove original initials; second with minor scratches to back, otherwise good; last with a few minor scratches, nice quality realistic painting (over photo?)
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Dimensions: length of first 5 1/4 in.