A German silver-gilt, enamel, hardstone, Baroque pearl and gem-set blackamoor figure, Possibly Dresden, circa 1700-1710. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby’s
on angular hardstone base and ruby-set skirt, the pearl upper body with enameled armor centered by a salamander, enameled face and arms, gem-set turban. later French control marks. height 3 7/8 in.
Sotheby’s. Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon: Jewels & Objects of Vertu, New York | 20 nov. 2014, 07:00 PM