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Lot 559: TWO SILVER CIGARETTE CASES WITH FEMALE FIGURES, EARLY TO MID 20TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: the first with fairy acrobat riding a dragonfly, jeweled accents, maker's mark C&C, Chester, 1928; the second with maidens making a sacrifice to love, back monogrammed JSF, 935 standard. Together with a cigarette case, maker's mark CH possibly Cyrillic for Sergei Nazarov, Moscow, 1908-1926, the enamel plaque of goddesses and cupid probably later added. 3 pieces.
the first generally good condition, some corrosion around jewels, little rubbing to back panel; second with numerous minor scratches to silver, some to enamel, possibly restoration at corners; as noted re: added plaque on last
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 1/8 in.