Temptations at the Antique Enamel Company, London

18 Nov 2020

I can resist anything except temptation.

― Oscar Wilde


The Antique Enamel Company, London presents 'Temptations'. A fine auction of objects of virtue including Gold Boxes, Micro Mosaics, English Enamels and Rock Crystal.

Date: 27 November 2020 | 3:00 pm
Location: London, United Kingdom


SELECTED LOTS


Left: Swiss Gold and Enamel Scent Bottle (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: Swiss Gold and Enamel Scent Bottle (Click here to view 360 Images)

Swiss Gold and Enamel Scent Bottle
A Gold and Enamel Perfume Bottle made in Geneva for the Turkish Market with a fine gold chain and finger ring. The bottle is shaped in an upright form with each side applied with oval enamel lake views on a green ground. See Price Estimate...

Swiss Gold and Enamel Scent Bottle
A Gold and Enamel Perfume Bottle made in Geneva for the Turkish Market with a fine gold and enamel chain and finger ring. The bottle is decorated with two distinct floral designs on each side on multi-coloured taille d’Epargne enamel grounds. See Price Estimate...


Left: A Faberge Square shaped Enamel and Topaz box (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: Viennese Gem-Set Rose Quartz Dish Love Bird (Click here to view 360 Images)

A Faberge Square shaped Enamel and Topaz box
A rare late 19th/ early 20th-century Russian silver, blue enamel and topaz square-shaped box by Carl Faberge, Moscow, circa 1896-1908, the hinged cover centred with a pink foil-backed cabochon cut topaz on a silver scroll and anthemion overlay on a deep blue engine-turned enamel ground, the four sides set with scroll and anthemion overlay on the corresponding engine-turned enamel grounds. See Price Estimate...

Viennese Gem-Set Rose Quartz Dish Love Bird
The rim pave set with emerald leaves and pearls with a love bird perched on the rim also set with pearls and sapphires ruby eyes and an enamelled tail feathers on the base a silver and enamel mount. See Price Estimate...


Left: Yellow Gold Skeletonized Erotic Automaton Watch (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: An Enamel & Rock Crystal Casket by Rudolf Linky (Click here to view 360 Images)

Yellow Gold Skeletonized Erotic Automaton Watch
Unsigned Skeleton Pocket Watch with quarter-repeater and two striking jacks and an automaton scene in 18k Yellow Gold and multicoloured gold. Open face, key-winding, a round-shaped pocket watch with one horological complication. See Price Estimate...

An Enamel & Rock Crystal Casket by Rudolf Linky
The sides and lid sets with rock crystal panels with cherubs depicting the four seasons the centre panel with mother Earth nursing the cherubs the sides set silver and enamel leaves the body and the top of the casket inlaid in polychrome enamelled flowers gem set with rubies in the centre of each flower the base with marks for Austria and the initials are L or Rudolf Linky. See Price Estimate...


Left: A 19th Century Micro Mosaic Plaque (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: A Gold & Enamel Perfume Bottle (Click here to view 360 Images)

A 19th Century Micro Mosaic Plaque
A 19th Century micro mosaic plaque depicting the Roman Forum in a gilt metal frame. See Price Estimate...

A Gold & Enamel Perfume Bottle
A Gold and Enamel Perfume Bottle made in Geneva for the Indian market in a Moghul taste of boteh form. The curved body and chained everted cap are decorated with a design of gold flowers on a scarlet basse-taille enamel ground. See Price Estimate...


Left: Viennese Silver Gilt and Aventurine Gem-Set Dish (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: Jeweled Dish - Diana the Huntress (Click here to view 360 Images)

Viennese Silver Gilt and Aventurine Gem-Set Dish
The green aventurine hardstone bowl applied with a figure of Diana the Huntress set with rubies and sapphires holding pearls and silver leads to two pink rubies-set panthers, seated on the two pierced handles. See Price Estimate...

Jeweled Dish - Diana the Huntress
The aventurine bowl with silver and enamel mounts the sides with leaves pave set with emeralds the top bearing the figure Diane the Huntress with her hounds the dogs pave set with rubies with Pearl chains Diana set with sapphires and rubies the rim of the bowl also with Pearls.In the manner of Herman Ratzerdorpha. See Price Estimate...


Left: A Rock Crystal, Enamel & Silver Tazza (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: A miniature Viennese silver gilt Elephant clock (Click here to view 360 Images)

A Rock Crystal, Enamel & Silver Tazza
A late 19th Century Viennese tazza in silver, enamel and rock crystal. With an oval base, A heron holding the rock crystal bowl, engraved with eclectic decorations, the enamel mounts painted profusely with exotic birds and hunting scenes. Makers mark of Herman Ratsadorpha and A for Austria. See Price Estimate...

A miniature Viennese silver gilt Elephant clock
The Elephant standing on a surprised tortoise with a coloured enamel blanket on his back holding a clock with a piper final The clock with an enamel dial when opened to reveal a painted scene on the reverse a courting couple in polychrome enamels the movement signed Boumies a Geneve. See Price Estimate...


Left: Viennese Enamel Cinderella Carriage (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: Silver and enamel cigarette case (Click here to view 360 Images)

Viennese Enamel Cinderella Carriage
Large silver Gilt mounted carriage The lid lifting off painted with four maidens with a crown to the peak in red translucent enamel the body painted each side with maidens being serenaded the front and back with seats painted with lovers Each top corner with lights the tops red translucent enamels. With four highly tooled silver wheels attached to an elaborate silver chaise makers marks to the lid and wheels LP for Ludwig Politzer. See Price Estimate...

Silver and enamel cigarette case
Extremely rare silver and enamel cigarette case picturing a couple fully clothed in evening clothes kissing on a sofa signed Reznicek. See Price Estimate...



Left: Viennese and Enamel Rose Quartz Dish (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: Grey Agate Etui (Click here to view 360 Images)

Viennese and Enamel Rose Quartz Dish
Here we have an exquisite gem-set bowl, the four magnificent pillars holding the bowl are topped with beautiful pearls, emeralds, sapphires and rubies in the form of baskets. The bowl itself is a beautiful rose quartz, hanging pearls and amethyst bead ropes connect each pillar via a sapphire and ruby flower. See Price Estimate...

Grey Agate Etui
Of upright form the grey coloured agate waisted in the centre the top middle and base with scrolling gold mounts in the manner of James cox with opens from the side with a gold push-piece. See Price Estimate...


Left: Rare Gold cage work scent bottle by A.J.Strachen (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: A 19th Century Austro-Hungarian Silver-Gilt Box (Click here to view 360 Images)

Rare Gold cage work scent bottle by A.J.Strachen
A 19th century Gold cage work ruby glass scent bottle and stopper, the hinged Gold cover with a chased decoration of scrolls and flowers, the details picked out in blue, green, pink and white enamel, opening to a circular neck with fitted ruby glass stopper, the flattened oval-shaped body with gold cage work engraved with stylized flowers and foliage, in the manner of A.J.Strachen. See Price Estimate...

A 19th Century Austro-Hungarian Silver-Gilt Box
An oval 19th-century silver-gilt box by Ludwig Politzer, with engraved floral decoration, set with red and green glass and moonstone cabochons, the centre set with an agate panel, with a hidden compartment in the lid containing an erotic miniature on ivory. See Price Estimate...


Left: Carnet de Ballé (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: An Early 19th Century Swiss Gold Snuff Box (Click here to view 360 Images)

Carnet de Ballé
Of oblong book form the sides enamelled turquoise in black spine with matching colours the insides pale blue satin lining and the gold-edged fastening by an engine term pencil with bloodstone finial. Good condition small chip to turquoise enamel on spine detail. See Price Estimate...

An Early 19th Century Swiss Gold Snuff Box
A 19th century rectangular Swiss gold snuff box. See Price Estimate...


Left: An 18th Century Pique Tortoiseshell Snuff Box (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: Cartier Circular Gold & Enamel Box (Click here to view 360 Images)

An 18th Century Pique Tortoiseshell Snuff Box
An 18th-century pique work tortoiseshell snuff box. Circular inlaid with c-scrolls and foliage to the cover and sides, the underside with a single floral spray, engraved crest. See Price Estimate...

Cartier Circular Gold & Enamel Box
A Fine Cartier Gold and enamel ladies powder compact by Henri Lavabre with Diamond push-piece marks to the top base with French guarantee marks for 3rd standard used from 1919 signed and numbered along the base rim Cartier Paris Londres New York. Provenance Private collection London. See Price Estimate...


Left: Silver-gilt and Enamel Tankard (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: A Viennese enamel lobed shaped Goblet and cover (Click here to view 360 Images)

Silver-gilt and Enamel Tankard
A fine Enamel Tankard Painted with classical figures against scroll foliage on a pale pink background Between applied enamelled scrollwork the finial cupid with a bow and arrow The elaborate handle a winged Caryatid amongst massive enamelled scrolls By Hermann Bohm. See Price Estimate...

A Viennese enamel lobed shaped Goblet and cover
A fine and rare Viennese enamel Goblet and of lobed shaped form finely painted with mythological scenes the lid with a large central silver finial corresponding to central support stem the base with 2 steps one with more scenes the other on dark red background with scrolls. See Price Estimate...


Left: A fine Bilston Etui (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: A fine etui depicting Mrs Brooks (Click here to view 360 Images)

A fine Bilston Etui
The body in bright blue with yellow scrollwork framing two cartouches of an Italianate river landscape. The lid with a further two contents complete. See Price Estimate...

A fine etui depicting Mrs Brooks
An extremely rare Bilston Portrait Etui. The sitter probably Mrs Brooks in a dark blue frilled robe with matching hat framed in yellow raised cartouches with white stipple work exceptionally large with a pale green background. The reverse a scene from the Haymakers. The top with summer flowers. See Price Estimate...

Left: A rare Bilston Toy Watch (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: Rare enamel box in the form of a watch (Click here to view 360 Images)

A rare Bilston Toy Watch
An ornate novelty Bilston toy watch box. Set on a pink background with bold and intricate engraving on the dial. the back with painted sene. See Price Estimate...

Rare enamel box in the form of a watch
Set on a green background with raised painted flowers with a painted dial. See Price Estimate...



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