The "Raindrops on Roses" of The Antique Enamel Company

07 Jul 2020

The Antique Enamel Company, London presents the "Raindrops on Roses" sale. This fine auction consists of objects of virtue including Gold Boxes, Micro Mosaics, English Enamels and Rock Crystal.

Date: 14 July 2020 | 2:00 pm
Location: London, United Kingdom


SELECTED LOTS


Left: A gold-mounted agate necessaire of upright rectangular form (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: Gothic Chest in 18ct Gold (Click here to view 360 Images)

A Gold-Mounted Agate Necessaire of Upright Rectangular Form
The gold cage-work is mounted, chased with birds, animals and scrolling flower garlands, the collar is inscribed on white enamel: 'Votre Amitié Fait Ma Seule Felicite', above a Foiled Ruby thumbpiece, the interior with an original folding knife, spoon, gold-topped pencil, steel tweezers and two gold-capped glass scent bottles. See Price Estimate...

Gothic Chest in 18ct Gold and Translucent Honey-Colored Agate Standing
Museum Quality. The top slides open to reveal a set of 4 gold-topped perfume bottles with chased tops. Provenance Private collection London At the base a draw lined in blue silk with a mirror. See Price Estimate...



Left: A Clock Depicting Maidens at the Well (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: Superb Time Piece by Rudolf Linke (Click here to view 360 Images)

A Clock Depicting Maidens at the Well
Bezel set with sapphires and topped with a lapis vase with gem-set flowers standing on a lapis base with maidens on silver and enamel steps. Both pave-set with sapphires and rubies holding jugs made from faceted amethysts. The silver well is underneath an enamel canopy supported by silver columns set with pearls emeralds and sapphires. The back is with polychrome enamels of a large bird perched in enamel flowers. The clock has 2 enamel birds in flowers in the manner of Ratzersdorfer Vienna. See Price Estimate...

Superb Time Piece by Rudolf Linke
Elaborately painted with cherubs within garlands of flowers above an amorous couple. See Price Estimate...



Left: Rock Crystal Casket By Hermann Bohm (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: A Magnificent Silver-Gilt Case with A Movement Plate (Click here to view 360 Images)

Rock Crystal Casket By Hermann Bohm
The bevelled rock crystal panels are engraved with foliate scrolls and star motives surrounding applied cloisonné enamel trailing flowers. Plain paneled lid reveals the enamel painted interior of Apollo and the Muses against a striking turquoise blue ground. The base is also enamelled with the same turquoise ground. Standing on six small paw feet, each panel is framed with a cherub holding a pearl. See Price Estimate...

A Magnificent Silver-Gilt Case with A Movement Plate
Fusee movement, when wound and start/stop the slide from the centre slide to the right, the bird rises smoothly through a very finely tooled and pierced gilt grille, becomes animated with a moving beak, a turning head, lively wings, and the tailfeather bobbing and body moving from side-to-side to a paused sequential birdsong in 1-1-2-3-2-3-4 order lasting over 20 seconds. See Price Estimate...



Left: A Fine and Rare Micro Mosaic of a Hound (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: Gold and Enamel Box, Hanau (Click here to view 360 Images)

A Fine and Rare Micro Mosaic of a Hound
Probably by Giacomo Raffaelli. In the lid of a Neapolitan gold pique box, the Hound sits proudly in the box comprised of tortoiseshell and gold pique. See Price Estimate...

Gold and Enamel Box, Hanau
Attributed to the Brothers Toussaint, from the end of the XVIIIth century. Round box in blue enamelled gold, the cover strewn with pastilles, the polychrome enamelled frame, a leafy frieze between disc cutters, and the perimeter with four enamelled pilasters 'a similar decor. Goldsmith's hallmarks are attributed to the Toussaint Brothers. See Price Estimate...



A Set of English Enamel Tea Caddies (Click here to view 360 Images)

A Set of English Enamel Tea Caddies
Matching sugar boxes painted in blues circa 1760. In superb condition with various scenes of landscapes. The top of the sugar box features a courting couple.. See Price Estimate...



Left: A Set with Multi-Colored Agates (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: A Fine and Rare Multi-Coloured Agate and Gold Hardstone Snuff Box (Click here to view 360 Images)

A Set with Multi-Colored Agates
Including Cornelian, Banded Agates. The top set is with a citrine and garnet push-piece. The lid has a glass sprung cap bearing the initials S&Co probably for Samson Morden c 1880. See Price Estimate...

A Fine and Rare Multi-Coloured Agate and Gold Hardstone Snuff Box
With a dedication engraved under the lid, translating as â prayer for a true friendâ . One explanation is that it was left by 'AM' to someone as a bequest. Provided by Abraham Bracebridge of Stanhope Street, Mayfair, the eldest son of another Abraham Bracebridge (d. 1789) of Atherstone, Warwickshire. He inherited the bulk of his father's estate. The younger Abraham Bracebridge (1748-1832) suffered business reverses which led to him selling off some of his estates in 1817. See Price Estimate...



Left: An Important Pair of Rock Crystal and Enamel Mermaid and Merman (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: A Rare Model of a Pegasus with Red and White Wings (Click here to view 360 Images)

An Important Pair of Rock Crystal and Enamel Mermaid and Merman
The finely enamelled gilt figures kneeling on rock crystal bases carved to liken waves of the sea, and holding up rock crystal shells, the enamel in the manner of Falize. See Price Estimate...

A Rare Model of a Pegasus with Red and White Wings
A huge tail with a column entwined with a snake holding up the rock crystal tazza, the top adorned with a giant scrolled mount. See Price Estimate...



Left: A Very Rare Pair of Swiss Gold and Enamel Zarfs (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: A Fine and Rare Italian Silver Erotic Musical Automaton Cigarette Box (Click here to view 360 Images)

A Very Rare Pair of Swiss Gold and Enamel Zarfs
Made for the Turkish market. The enamel panels display summer flowers surmounted with gold leaves on gold wirework. See Price Estimate...

A Fine and Rare Italian Silver Erotic Musical Automaton Cigarette Box
A case with an engine-turned-decoration, opening to a golden tray for cigarettes, hinged to reveal the erotic automata scene below, depicting an 18th-century couple, their bodies moving, flanked by an Arcadian scene with a temple and various sheep. See Price Estimate...



Left: A Classical Maiden on a Slightly Domed Base (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: Silver Mounted Cornucopia (Click here to view 360 Images)

A Classical Maiden on a Slightly Domed Base
The cover has an enamelled finial of a classical maiden on a slightly domed base with two reserves painted with scenes of Venus at her toilet, with a silver pie crust border painted with classical scenes on a pink ground by Hermann Boehm. See Price Estimate...

Silver Mounted Cornucopia
Painted in the manner of Hermann Bohm in the original fitted carrying case. See Price Estimate...



Left: An Exceptional Pair of Large Silver-Mounted Viennese Enamel Vases by Leopold Wieninger (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: An Extremely Important Plique - a - Jour Viking Boat by Marius Hammer (Click here to view 360 Images)

An Exceptional Pair of Large Silver-Mounted Viennese Enamel Vases by Leopold Wieninger
Extremely finely painted vases featuring panels of 17th-century style, rustic feasting between borders of alternate female mask and vase lobed panels. The silver enamelled mounts are of nice proportions. Signed WA for Leopold Weininger with a silver hallmark for Austria. See Price Estimate...

An Extremely Important Plique - a - Jour Viking Boat by Marius Hammer
This masterpiece is one of the largest boats known fully marked on the base, the interior with royal blue translucent enamel and the rest in plique a jour enamel, the width spanning 37cm. Excellent, no repairs or damage. Provenance: Private collection New York. See Price Estimate...



Left: A Faberge Cigarette Case (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: Eyepieces the Highly Decorated Barrels (Click here to view 360 Images)

A Faberge Cigarette Case
2 colour gold and silver gilt and enamel cigarette case by Wigstorm with inventory number 18775. See Price Estimate...

Eyepieces the Highly Decorated Barrels
With mother of pearl eyepieces. A green translucent enamel background painted with swages of flowers and enamel jewelling simulating pearls that eyepieces signed J Muirhead and sons Glasgow. Fine condition, some jewelling worn fully operational. See Price Estimate...


Left: A shagreen and Gold Necessaire (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: A Swiss Gold Box (Click here to view 360 Images)

A shagreen and Gold Necessaire
Fully fitted with perfume bottles, scissors, tweezers, a spoon, an ear spoon, a knife and a pencil. See Price Estimate...

A Swiss Gold Box
The mosaic of a basket of flowers surrounded by a diamond set mount on the top of a Swiss two colour gold box. The sides in pink and yellow gold, the base with two-colour gold flowers Marks rubbed high Ct Gold over 20. See Price Estimate...



Left: A Swiss Crown-Shaped Musical Seal (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: A Swiss Gold Scent Bottle, Late 18th Century (Click here to view 360 Images)

A Swiss Crown-Shaped Musical Seal
In full working order with finely engraved sides and a Barillet movement stack of 8 teeth engraved gold body, repoussee crown, engine-turned and engraved underside, ht. See Price Estimate...

A Swiss Gold Scent Bottle, Late 18th Century
Piriform with decorations on both sides of oval medallions surrounded by pearl threads and four rosettes representing "The Altar of Love" and "The Birds of Love", the perimeter has leafy decorations and a"palmette" cap, the latter retained by a chain. See Price Estimate...



Left: A Fine French 18ct Gold and Enamel Carne de Balle (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: An Exquisite and Rare Carnet de Bal (dance cardholder) Case (Click here to view 360 Images)

A Fine French 18ct Gold and Enamel Carne de Balle
In strawberry translucent enamel. The hinged top with flowers set with emeralds and pearls - the sides with enamelled flowers. One centre with an enamelled Pansy, the other with the initials of a dance card and pencil to the interior. See Price Estimate...

An Exquisite and Rare Carnet de Bal (dance cardholder) Case
22k gold and enamel, illegible maker's mark, Jean Jacques Prevost (1762-1768). Opaque white ground with translucent green ornamental framing, chased and enamelled borders of translucent and opalescent dots. Gently tapering body, hinged upper part with inscriptions "Souvenir" on the front and "D'Amitie" on the back. With ivory tablets and gold mounted pencil. See Price Estimate...



Left: A Magnificent Limoge Enamel Covered Tazza (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: A Rock Crystal Tazza (Click here to view 360 Images)

A Magnificent Limoge Enamel Covered Tazza
Painted with scenes of Mermaids and Neptune, the interior with further scenes of Puti and centaurs, c1850. See Price Estimate...

A Rock Crystal Tazza
Carved with swirling flutes enhanced by corded silver mounts, enamelled with creatures among scrollwork, ewer with the town and maker's mark. See Price Estimate...



Left: A Fine French Gold and Enamel Perfume Bottle (Click here to view 360 Images); Right: An Opaline Glass Gold-Mounted Scent Bottle (Click here to view 360 Images)

A Fine French Gold and Enamel Perfume Bottle
The bulbous body is finely painted with cherubs making arrows for Cupid. The neck and lid are gold mounted with gold foot mount. See Price Estimate...

An Opaline Glass Gold-Mounted Scent Bottle
Oval form, the gold mounts are heavily embossed. The Glass is an amazing colour. See Price Estimate...



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