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Lot 113

11 British Pill Boxes, Enamel and Silver Push Bell

Estimate: $200 - $400

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

most 18th/19th century, comprising: seven British enamel decorated Battersea examples of oval or circular form; one French faience example with monogram of Joseph Olery; silver pill box of oval form; tortoiseshell box with carved and pierced lid; heart shaped leather box with engraved silver plaque, marked "SES Genuine Leather" on underside; largest 7/8 x 2-1/8 x 3 in.; together with a sterling silver and enamel decorated push bell with mother of pearl finial, marked "Sterling 1492", 2 in. diameter

Provenance: The Important Private Collection of a Rocky Mountain Couple


surface dirt and accretion, scattered cracks and areas of retouch to enamel decoration, some crazing (especially to pink example and urn decorated example), tarnish/discoloration to silver, one lid slightly loose on hinges, some losses to mirrors (two with heavy losses and scratches, two with minor losses around edges), one with small chip to lid; bell does not ring