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Lot 556: THREE EROTIC SILVER CIGARETTE CASES WITH CLASSICAL SCENES, EARLY 20TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: the first large, with five figures at a classical pool, German; the second with nude posed before a colonnade, German, maker's mark ?PW monogram in shield; the third with Bacchante with foiled skirt before a herm, maker's mark MF
first with numerous minor scratches to scene, not obtrusive; second good condition, a few tiny scratches to enamel; third probably with clear flux over scene, going over a little at edges
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: length of first 4 3/4 in.