Two Gold-Mounted Smoky-Quartz Carved Figures Of Beavers, Retailed By Asprey, 20th Century. Photo Sotheby's

both with gold claws, noses and ears and set with diamond eyes, one chewing on a log; the other on an oval brown agate base mounted with a gold band, with fitted Asprey presentation case. The first with gilt signature under tail, the second marked for Asprey on base rim and stamped 925; length of longest 9 1/4 in. 23.5 cm - Estimate 3,000-4,000 USD

Sotheby's. Property from the Estate of Brooke Astor. New York | 24 sept. 2012 www.sothebys.com