A French Gold-Mounted Carved Rock Crystal Figure of a Dachshund, Boucheron, Paris, Circa 1970. Photo Sotheby's

realistically carved as a sitting dachshund with gold collar and ruby eyes, seated on a striped opalescent quartz cushion with gold tassels, in a fitted display case, with suede Boucheron display case. Applied with a gold plaque engraved BOUCHERON OR 750; length 6 in. 15.2 cm - Estimate 4,000-6,000 USD

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