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Lot 6: Very Fine Boxed Opera Glasses

Very Fine Boxed Opera Glasses
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Description:
Very fine gilt and painted opera glasses, made by ‘G & C Dixey – opticians to the King’, in original fitted case.
Dimensions:
Height: 1.9″
Width: 4″
Length:
Circa: 1890
Condition: In very good working order, some small fading on two of the panels.
Low Estimate: £800.00
High Estimate: £1,200.00

*Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The Antique Enamel Company Auctions shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. 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 ageing.

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Lot 7: T’shell and Enamel Boxed Opera Glasses

T'shell and Enamel Boxed Opera Glasses
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Description:
Very fine tortoiseshell and enamel opera glasses with arm in original fitted case.
Dimensions:
Height: 1.9″
Width: 4″
Length:
Circa: 1890
Condition: In good working order, small small losses of enamel and signs of minor repairs.
Low Estimate: £800.00
High Estimate: £1,200.00

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Lot 175: Silver Gilt and Enamel Birdbox, Charles Bruguier

Silver Gilt and Enamel Birdbox, Charles Bruguier
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Description:
Fussee movement, when wound and start/stop slide to centre slid to the right, the bird rises smoothly through very finely tooled and pierced gilt grille, moving beak, head turning, wings, tailfeather bobbing and body from side-to-side to paused sequential birdsong in 1-1-2-3-2-3-4 order lasting over 20 seconds. The bird with exquisite alternate banded feathered plumage in lime and dark greens, head with teal green highlighted with orange sides, inset front polished bay border, lid interior with petit-painted enamel study of roses, pansies and French blues within floral spray on duck-egg blue ground, laurel leaf tooled border, in magnificent silver-gilt case with the movement plate beside mainspring ratchet stamped C. BRUGUIER, the corners with mitre point shaped corners, main top with geometric trefoils from black enamel frame, further floral enamel spray spandrels finished with double black enamel framing, multiplediamond tooled edge frieze before full tooled sides featuring delicate swags and leaves from central obverse heart crests, union-tie corners, hidden key compartment to rear and underside with large crested cartouche to chequer-board ground and loop-wave frieze surround.
Dimensions:
Height: 2.65″
Width: 3.85″
Length:
Circa: 1830
Condition: Very good
Low Estimate: £25,000.00
High Estimate: £50,000.00

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