Cartier brooch, 18 kt yellow gold, red coral and emerald brooch. Signed and numbered, Cartier, Paris, circa 1960Courtesy Cabinet of Curiosities-Honourable Silver Objects

Designed as a walking duck, composed of yellow gold, the eye and necklace are set with cabochon emeralds, further decorated with coral segments for the head and the feet.


Engine-turned lidded pot. Turned with faceted wall, lid turned in concentric rings, scale and flower motif (engine-turned rose). Ivory, South Germany, 17th century. H 12 cm Ø 8 cmCourtesy Cabinet of Curiosities-Honourable Silver Objects

Provenance: private collection, Germany

Literature: Eugen von Philippovich, Elfenbein (München, 1982); Elfenbeinkunst (Wiesbaden: Emil Vollmer Verlag, 1974); Klaus Maurice, Der Drechselnden Souverän (Zürich: Verlag Ineichen, 1985); Gedrehte Kostbarkeiten (München: Kunstkamer Georg Laue, 2004).

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A Queen Anne pair of silver-gilt strawberry dishes,London, 1698, maker's mark of Benjamin Pyne. H 4 cm x Ø 17 cm. Weight 542 gr, Britannia standard Silver. Courtesy Cabinet of Curiosities-Honourable Silver Objects

Circular with fluted sides and wavy rim, centre engraved with a contemporary baroque family crest of a demi-Hercules holding a club in his right hand. Fine and original gilding.

Provenance: probably collection Earl Francis Henry Penn Curzon; Christie’s auction, London, 1 July 1953, lot n° 132

Literature: M. Clayton, The Collector’s Dictionary of the Silver and Gold of Great Britain and North America, the World Publishing Company, New York/Cleveland, 1971; Jackson’s Silver & Goldmarks of England, Scotland & Ireland, Ian Pickford; A. Grimwade, London goldsmiths: 1697-1837 their marks & lives, Faber and Faber, London, 1976

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