12 avril 2009

A Continental gilt bronze and malachite desk set with the arms of the Prince of Liechtenstein, possibly Russian, circa 1840

A Continental gilt bronze and malachite desk set with the arms of the Prince of Liechtenstein, possibly Russian, circa 1840 comprising: inkwell with crown finial, chamberstick with cherub bearing a crown, bell with handle formed as a figure in Renaissance dress, and a plateau, all set with malachite panels and cabochons, each piece applied with accollé arms. length of plateau 31.8cm. Estimate 15,000—25,000 USD. Lot Sold 12,500 USD PROVENANCE: The arms are those of Aloys II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1796-1858) and his wife... [Lire la suite]