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    Sale 7598

    Russian Art

    11 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 408

    A four-piece silver-mounted marble and cut-glass desk-set

    MARK OF 5TH ARTEL, MOSCOW, 1908-1917

    Price Realised  

    A four-piece silver-mounted marble and cut-glass desk-set
    Mark of 5th Artel, Moscow, 1908-1917
    Comprising two cut-glass ink-wells with acanthus and beaded guilloche mounts, on a rectangular marble base carved with a pen tray, on four knop feet with guilloche borders and spherical pointed terminals, a pair of baluster reeded candlesticks on similar square bases, and a blotter with a beaded guilloche band around the handle, the inkwell marked on mounts and under feet, the candlesticks on stems and detachable nozzles and the blotter on the handle
    The marble stand 12¼ in. (31.3 cm.) long


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