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Christie’s to Auction Silver and Objects of Vertu on October 21

Christie’s New York Important Silver and Objects of Vertu sale on October 21, will present 218 precious works in silver and gold by well-known craftsmen such as Paul Storr, Mario Buccellati and many others. Highlighting the sale is an extraordinary Swiss gold, enamel and pearl-set singing-bird box with a rare double watch movement, Geneva, circa 1813 (estimate: $100,000 – 150,000).

A gorgeous union between Frères Rochat, Swiss watch maker, and the exquiste craftsmanship by George Rémond, gold box maker, and Piguet & Capt, retailer, this singing bird box epitomizes the creativity of watch makers in Europe to satisfy the ever-growing demands by European, Middle Eastern, and Asian clientele in the early 19th century. The box cover and watch dials are delicately set with pearl laden borders and illustrates a scene of a mother and child with the father looking on. In addition, the bird sings four musical phrases- two birdsongs and two folksongs.

A Magnificent Regency Silver-Gilt Centerpiece Candelabrum, Designed By John Flaxman, R.A. Mark Of Paul Storr, London, 1816; Branches Mark Of Phillip Rundell And Paul Storr, 1819; With Signature Of Rundell Bridge And Rundell Estimate: $600,000 – $900,000.

An Important George III Silver Royal Presentation Soup Tureen Awarded To “Nelson’s Hardy” Mark Of Paul Storr, London, 1805 Estimate: $150,000 – $250,000.

The Twelve Caesars: A Set Of Twelve French Hardstone And Parcel-Gilt Silver Portrait Busts Mark Of Henri And Alix Veyrassat, Paris, Post-1847, Retailed by Cartier Estimate: $60,000-90,000.

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