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Lot 567: THREE EROTIC SILVER CIGARETTE CASES WITH BLACK AND WHITE FIGURES, EARLY 20TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: the first showing a girl pulling up her lingerie, back monogrammed SP de la C, enamel signed Br in circle, matching maker's mark, German; the second with figure on an engine-turned ground, possibly after a statue, 900 standard; the last with representation of a nude statue also on engine-turned ground, Art Deco monogram on back, 935 standard
first with some minor scratches to enamel, attractively painted; second good condition, third with scratches to silver and enamel, nick to silver right of scene
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 first 3 1/2 in.