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Important Silver and Objects of Vertu to be sold at Christie's October 21
The sale will present 218 precious works in silver and gold by well-known craftsmen. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2011.
NEW YORK.- On October 21, Christie’s Important Silver and Objects of Vertu sale 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.

ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
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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