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    Sale 7598

    Russian Art

    11 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 376

    A bronze and onyx desk set

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A bronze and onyx desk set
    Late 19th century
    Comprising an inkstand modelled as a reclining mother bear with an inkwell in the form of a tree trunk, a pair of candlesticks, modelled as tree trunks with climbing bear cubs, a blotter with a hunching bear, a bowl modelled as a hollowed out tree trunk with playing bear cub, apparently unmarked
    The inkstand 14¼ in. (36.2 cm.) long, candlesticks 10¾ in. (27.4 cm.) high, blotter 7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) long, bowl 5 in. (12.8 cm.) long, pen holder 4 in. (10.2 cm.) high (6)


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