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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 95

    A group of niello and a papier-mâché snuff-box

    CYRILLIC MARK OF YAKOV VITALIEV, MOSCOW, 1816, THE MEDALLION 1815; CIRCA 1815; MOSCOW, 1825, UNRECORDED CYRILLIC MARK OF; RETAIL MARK OF PAVEL OVCHINNIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, WORKMASTER'S MARK BM?, MOSCOW, 1873

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    A group of niello and a papier-mâché snuff-box
    Cyrillic mark of Yakov Vitaliev, Moscow, 1816, the medallion 1815; circa 1815; Moscow, 1825, unrecorded Cyrillic mark OF; retail mark of Pavel Ovchinnikov with the Imperial warrant, workmaster's mark BM?, Moscow, 1873
    A square snuff-box with rounded corners, the cover later set with a gilt medallion of Tsar Alexander I and his consort, facing in profile, beneath a laurel wreath, with Russian inscription, the cover and base engraved with a laurel wreath, the base with a trophy of arms in a round medallion, marked inside base and cover; a rectangular snuff-box set with a miniature portrait of The Duke of Wellington and General Blucher, inscribed in Russian and German 'The conquerors of the Belle Alliance', apparently unmarked; an oblong niello snuff-box, the hinged cover and a base with troika scenes, marked inside cover and base; and a niello tea glass-holder with circular views of the Kremlin in foliate borders, marked under base
    Niello snuff-box 3½ in. (8.9 cm.); silver-box with a medallion 3 1/8 in (7.8 cm.) long (4)


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