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    Sale 5265

    Selected Silver & Russian Works of Art

    30 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 221

    A 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER TROMPE L'OEIL CHILD'S TANKARD,

    MARK OF N.I (CYRILLIC), MOSCOW, 1875,

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    A 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER TROMPE L'OEIL CHILD'S TANKARD,
    MARK OF N.I (Cyrillic), MOSCOW, 1875,
    With simulated wood finish & ribbed girdle at top & bottom, chair-back thumbpiece & engraved rhyme in Cyrillic letters on cover, "Pivo Nidivo i myod nikhvala a vsemu galova chto lyubov doroga", loosely translating as "Beer is nothing miraculous, honey is not worthy of praise, but everyone knows that love is precious", monogram to front, 3¾ in. high (9.5 cm.), 6.75 oz.


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