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All That Glitters: Luxury Goods & Art

Wed, May 29, 2024 11:00AM EDT
  2024-05-29 11:00:00 2024-05-29 11:00:00 America/New_York Revere Auctions Revere Auctions : All That Glitters: Luxury Goods & Art https://live.revereauctions.com/auctions/revere-auctions/all-that-glitters-luxury-goods-art-13710
This auction features a lovely selection of fine jewels including an extraordinary bracelet by Georges L'Enfant, and a gold and diamond Patek Philippe wrist watch. Also in this sale is a fine group of sterling silver objects, mint proof coins, and lovely furnishings. Artworks in this auction include works by Werner Scholz, Jan Matulka, Zao Wou-Ki, among others.
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Lot 537

Group of 3 Silver Niello Cases

Estimate: $300 - $600
Starting Bid
$150

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$0 $25
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$100,000 $10,000
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Group of three silver niello cases.
One sterling case with niello pin striped exterior and push tab closure. The interior with a light silt wash and engraved with initials EL in script. Marked faintly with crescent, indistinct mark, 925 and WTB (for Wilhelm Binder - Schwabisch Gmund - founded in 1869) along an interior edge.
One case with niello scene on the front depicting a rocket launch in the night sky over a sky scape. With push tab closure and other tab. The interior gilt wash with two elastic straps. Marked C45 and X along the interior.
One niello box with foliate details throughout exterior, the box of rounded rectangular form. Marked along the top lid. Marks faded, potentially indicate St. Petersberg, 1882-1899.

Provenance: Property from the distinguished collection of Mr. James Lee Soffer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Height ranges from 1/2 in in to 1 in; width ranges from 2 1/4 in to 3 1/4 in; depth ranges from 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 in. Gross weight: 10.13 Troy oz. Two cases open and close smoothly, the niello box does not close tightly. Some losses to niello of pin stripe case. Significant losses of niello to foliate case. All with some tarnishing and wear throughout. Foliate case with polish accretions and oxidization.

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