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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, October 27, 2018

LOT 283

UNSIGNED CIGARETTE CASE WITH A DÉCOR OF PAILLONS, SILVER

Silver (0.935), cigarette case with enamel painting on the lid; silver gilded interior The scene depicting an allegory of Love where a Maghreb servant, hidden in the shadows (left), charms with her zither a python tenderly embracing the naked body of her young and beautiful mistress full of voluptuousness.

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1900-1920

Dimensions 93.5 x 80 x 15.5 mm.(157 gr.)

HKD 16,000 - 24,000

CHF 2,000 - 3,000 / USD 2,100 - 3,100

Sold: HKD 30,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good


Notes

It's extremely rare to find one of those cigarette cases whose enamel painting is embellished with gold paillons, giving a striking relief to the skin of the snake.