Lot 70

7 Miniature Silver and Sterling Indian Objects

Estimate: $300 - $600

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$0 $25
$300 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$500,000 $25,000
$1,000,000 $50,000
$10,000,000 $100,000
Group of seven silver and sterling silver Indian objects including: three surai aftaba water pitchers, two surahi water flasks, and one incense burner with a peacock finial; all marked sterling silver along the undersides. The water vessels additionally marked HMR. Additionally included is one hexagonal spice box marked 900 silver. All decorated throughout with lovely floral, repousse, and pierced decoration.

Provenance: From the Estate of Horst Rechelbacher, Osceola, Wisconsin.

Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients, was a pioneer in the field of safe and eco-friendly cosmetics. The same curiosity that led him to explore ways to improve the beauty industry led him to travel the world, collecting rare and beautiful objects as he went. This sale features selections from that lifetime of eclectic and inspired collecting, including furniture by Carlo Bugatti, Gabriel Viardot, and Josef Hoffman; artworks by artists ranging from Old Masters to Salvador Dali to Arman; an impressive collection of Indian sculptures; and much more. Be sure to explore our timed-only online auction of other fascinating objects from this collection that will be posted in mid-August.

Height ranges from 2 1/2 in to 6 1/4 in; width ranges from 2 in to 5 1/2 in; depth ranges from 2 in to 3 in. Gross weight of sterling (excluding hexagonal hinged box marked 900): 30.09 Troy oz. Total weight of 900 silver hexagonal box: 98 grams.


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