01-14-2012 01-14-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2579B Boston
January 14, 2012 10:00 AMCalender
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Three Small Continental Silver-mounted Enamel Scent Flasks

$1,715$1,400
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2579B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 14, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Three Small Continental Silver-mounted Enamel Scent Flasks, 19th century, one a tapered cylindrical-form, painted with a scene of a goddess protecting a maiden from Cupid's arrow, lg. 4, a flattened ovoid-form, painted with vignettes of maidens in the countryside, lg. 2 7/8, and the third bellows-shaped, with scene of two goddesses verso, and two Muses recto, lg. 3 1/8 in., all with hinged lids, two suspending short chains.
Estimate $800-1,200

Long tapered shape: enamel "cap" missing at bottom.
Bellows shape: Small enamel repairs at end cap;slight point at very tip of finial missing enamel.