Auc­tioned by Bon­hams in New York for US$269,000.

Ger­man Four-Colour Gold And Pow­dered Shell Snuff-Box Auc­tioned by Christie’s in London for £200,500 (S$358,910). Full-scale Vin­tage Sput­nik- 1 EMC/EMI Lab Model

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This rec­tan­gu­lar gold-lined box, mea­sur­ing 85mm wide, was crafted in Ber­lin in 1765. Set with pan­els of pow­dered tor­toise shell along the cover, sides and base, the box is over­laid with in­tri­cate pierced gold trel­lis­work and mounted en-cage, sur­rounded by chased scal­loped gold flo­ral bor­ders. Each panel also fea­tures gold birds perched among trees, flow­ers and fo­liage. The in­te­rior of the cover is set with a minia­ture of a flautist play­ing to two ladies, which has been at­trib­uted to Swedish artist and minia­tur­ist, Carl Gus­tav Kling­st­edt.­tiquo­

This rare vin­tage test model of the Sput­nik-1 satel­lite pre­vi­ously be­longed to the Air & Space Col­lec­tion of scram­jet rocket en­gi­neer, Pro­fes­sor Alexan­der Roudakov. Pro­duced at the S P Korolev Rocket and Space Cor­po­ra­tion En­er­gia fac­tory in 1957, this was one of the few mod­els cre­ated to test ground Elec­tro­mag­netic Com­pat­i­bil­ity (EMC) and Elec­tro­mag­netic In­ter­fer­ence (EMI). Its live trans­mit­ter is still op­er­a­tional and has been equipped with a new 12-volt bat­tery. www.bon­

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