07-09-2011 07-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2554B Boston
July 9, 2011 10:00 AMCalender

Five Small Continental Decorative Items

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2554B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 09, 2011 10:00AM


Five Small Continental Decorative Items, comprising four boxes: two French copper enamel, one painted to lid with puce landscape scene, wd. 4 1/8, the other pear-shaped, ht. 3; and two late 19th/early 20th century tortoiseshell, one oval, wd. 2 1/2, the other rectangular, ht. 3 1/4 in.; and a pair of French basse taille enamel opera glasses, lavender ground with red "jewelling," with Tissot optics; sold together with a modern English enamel pillbox, (6 items total).
Estimate $200-300

opera glasses with significant loss to enameling at handle. light age typical surface wear to shell boxes. white enamel box with metal rim loose and lifting from base; lid with hairline at l.l. approx. 1".


metal rim