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January 9, 2016 10:00 AMCalender

Silver Fish-form Etui

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2875BLocation: BostonDate / Time: January 09, 2016 10:00AM


Silver Fish-form Etui, possibly late 18th/early 19th century, lacking hallmarks and interior components, with an articulated tail and hinged head with inset hardstone eyes, lid opens to a slotted interior, lg. 5 5/8 in.; together with an old, possibly original fitted case with handwritten note within.
Estimate $250-350

Tail bent very slightly and with very minor dent to either side, also with very small area possibly over-soldered metal fatigue. Otherwise with minor nicks, wear throughout. Lacking any interior elements.

Case with wear, losses and deterioration to leather exterior and interior lining.

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