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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, October 27, 2018

LOT 285

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 a sublime young European slave waiting to be offered to her Sultan; sitting on a soft oriental cushion, she is dressed only in jewels and an extravagant headgear A... and questions us about her fate with her immense eyes.

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1910-1920

Dimensions 88.5 x 76 x 16.5 mm. (130 gr.)

Signed Case (by the artist on the enamel)

HKD 16,000 - 24,000

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

Sold: HKD 32,500


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, who do nothing but put forward the body desirably desirable of this woman. It's also extremely rare to find this kind of cigarette cases whose enamel painting is signed, here by Banfo (or Barnfo) Bay from Geneva. (unrecorded artist)