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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 41

    A Russian small sword

    BY SCHAFF AND SONS, ST. PETERSBURG, WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Russian small sword
    by Schaff and Sons, St. Petersburg, with the Imperial warrant
    With gilt fittings, the folding guard plate engraved with the Russian inscription 'Kamer Page Prince V. N. Orlov 1888-1889, the top of the scabbard engraved with the coat of arms of the Prince Orlov's family, the steel blade engraved FAB de TOLEDO and dated 1873
    32¾ in. (83 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    The present sword belonged to Prince Vladimir Nikolaevich Orlov Kamer Page from November 11th, 1888 and served later in the Horse Guards Regiment.