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The Art of Entertaining - March 21, 2024

Thu, Mar 21, 2024 10:00AM EDT
Lot 108

Group of Seventeen Colored Glass and Ceramic Match Strikers

Estimate: $700 - $900
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Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000


A large metal-mounted ruby glass striker 

A silver-mounted top hat form striker, marked Birmingham

A pair of owl form strikers, marked London

A silver-mounted thistle form striker, indistinctly marked 

A silver-mounted gilt decorated striker, indistinctly marked

Two silver-mounted ovoid ruby glass strikers in two sizes, one marked Birmingham   

Two silver-mounted ceramic strikers, one marked Birmingham

A silver-mounted ruby glass striker with an elongated neck, marked Chester

A silver-mounted ceramic striker with snake skin pattern, indistinctly marked

A small silver-mounted amethyst glass striker, apparently unmarked

A silver-mounted striker with green glass handles, marked London

A large and a small silver-mounted strikers with green stripes, the smaller marked Birmingham

A silver-mounted clear glass striker, indistinctly marked

The largest 6 in. diam.


Wear overall, some losses to the glass or bruising to the silver mounts, many of the marks rubbed. The top hat mount is detached. One owl lacking inset eyes, some small chips to the base. One of the ovoid silver mounts with losses and detached interior of the rim. One of the green handles has been broke and reglued. Otherwise in good condition.

Notwithstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.

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Sold Christie's South Kensington, July 15, 2014, Lot 310 (part). Sold Christie's South Kensington, August 19, 2014, Lot 118 (part).

The Collection of Jordan Saunders.