Carlo Bugatti & Eugenio Quarti
Cigar box, ca. 1902
Walnut, ebonized wood, pewter, bronze, vellum
Made by De Vecchi & Co., Milan
h. 13 1/3 in. (34 cm) - w. 11 in. (28 cm) - w. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
PROVENANCE : French private collection - Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 30th June 1999, lot 42 - Collection of Jean-Marie and Marie Rossi, Paris, until 2022.
SIMILAR PIECES : Only two examples of this design are known to date, the other in a private collection. It would seem this version was done in much fewer examples than the writing cabinet or the same series.
LITERATURE : De Vecchi & Co. commercial catalogue