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A German parcel-gilt silver pomander, early 17th century. Estimate 10,00015,000 USD. Photo Sotheby’s

spherical form, body engraved with spread-winged birds on branches and opening into six segments, each with sliding inner cover number 1-6 and engraved with names of different spices, the foot also unscrewing, with pierced base, apparently unmarked; height 2 in.; 5cm

Sotheby’s. Important Silver, Vertu & Russian Works of Art, New York | 23 oct. 2014, 10:00 AM