Lot 555: THREE EROTIC SILVER CIGARETTE CASES WITH SEATED NUDES, EARLY 20TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: first German, with a nude surrounded by pansies, the back engraved and dated, the second with partly reclining nude by water lilies, monogrammed back, 935 standard, the third with seated nude on engine-turned ground, foiled accents, also 935 standard, slightly later
the first with overall scratches to scene and silver, deeper ones at opening, but still legible; second good condition, third with minor scratches to scene, heavier ones to back
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: 9.2 cm