10-11-2014 10-11-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2754B Boston
October 11, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Austrian .950 Silver and Guilloche Enamel Box

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2754B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 11, 2014 10:00AM


Austrian .950 Silver and Guilloche Enamel Box, 1886-1922, maker's mark "HE," Franz Hiess & Sohne, Vienna, retailer, the square box with cut corners and dark blue/green ground, the hinged cover with circular medallion with monochrome painted depiction of a basket of flowers, shovel, and rake to a light-color ground, with scrolling foliage and red cabochon stones to corners, the clasp set with another cabochon, the interior cover with engraved inscription, lg. 2 in., approx. 3.9 troy oz.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

One back corner with large nick to silver edge and subtle inpainting/repair to enamel. Interior with speck of verdigris to one corner. Age-typical nicks and abrasions throughout.

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


Franz Hiess