SOLD! for $236.00.
(Note: Prices realized include a buyer's premium.)
- Low Estimate: $400.00
- High Estimate: $500.00
- Realized: $236.00
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1st item: Circular papier mache box with printed top depicting early 19th century U.S. diplomat Jonathan Russell Esq., Minister Plenipotentiary, 3 1/2″ diameter. Some wear and scratching to exterior, 1/4″ area of loss to edge of lower section. 2nd item: Lacquered snuff box, centered with a watercolor portrait of a veiled woman with Middle Eastern scene in the background, signed illegibly lower left, Friedi–? 2 3/8″ diameter. Light fading, 1/2″ loss to inner rim, some pieces retained. 3rd item: Gutta percha snuff box with central inset medallion of Francois Ier Empereur D’Autriche (Emperor of Austria, b. 1768-d. 1835), circular with molded spiral edges, 3″. Oxidation to medallion, wear to exterior, 1-1/2″ area of loss to bottom of lid. 4th item: 8-sided oblong papier mache snuff box with gilt stenciled design to top, 2 7/8″ L. Light wear and scratching. 5th item: Ivory snuff box painted with a city scene on one side and lake landscape on the reverse, 3 1/8″L. Probably Italian. 1 1/2″ age crack to side with city scene, some glue repairs, wear to paint. All early to mid 19th century. Provenance: Estate of Mrs. Mary Ann Bowers Thomas, Athens, Alabama. Note: This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state, and/or local law. Bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer will be solely responsible for obtaining any necessary license or permits applicable to the sale or transport of the object. Please note that the bidders in New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinocerous horn. Condition: See item description above. CONDITION: See item description above.