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    Sale 5265

    Selected Silver & Russian Works of Art

    30 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 226

    A 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN TROMPE L'OEIL SILVER CADDY,

    MARK OF BP (CYRILLIC), ASSAY MASTER PROBABLY I. AVDEYEV, 91" STANDARD, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1860, ALSO BEARING LATER SOVIET CONTROL MARKS,

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    A 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN TROMPE L'OEIL SILVER CADDY,
    MARK OF BP (Cyrillic), ASSAY MASTER PROBABLY I. AVDEYEV, 91" STANDARD, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1860, ALSO BEARING LATER SOVIET CONTROL MARKS,
    Modelled as a picnic panier with basket-weave finish, shaped rectangular outline & two swing handles, decorative simulated stitching at each corner, a hook on either side to secure cover & complete with key, 9½ in. long (25 cm.), 27.5 oz.


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