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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 136

    A large jewelled and enamelled silver-mounted wooden bread and salt platter

    CYRILLIC MARK OF IVAN KLEBNIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1908-1917

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    A large jewelled and enamelled silver-mounted wooden bread and salt platter
    Cyrillic mark of Ivan Klebnikov with the Imperial warrant, Moscow, 1908-1917
    Circular, the carved oak platter applied with embossed, chased and engraved silver plaques in the pan-Slavic style set with fourteen cabochon hardstones, the indented circular centre depicting Saint George and the dragon, with enamelled sky and engraved around the upper rim, the upper shaped plaque depicting four boyars offering bread and salt, the lower plaque with an inscription flanked by foliage, flowers and scrolls, fully marked
    18¼ in. (46.1 cm.) diameter
    The Russian inscription on the central rim is dated '19 18/1 12' and is translated in the lower plaque as: 'To the Representatives of the English Nation from the Moscow Municipality'.


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    For an excellent collection of Klebnikov's wooden and silver presentation bread and salt platters see:
    S. Ya. Kovarskaya, catalogue Proisvedienia Moscovskoy Yuvelirnoy Firmy Khlebnikova, [Works of the Moscow Jewellery Firm of Khlebnikov] Moscow, 2001, pp. 64-69, plates 31-36.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN COLLECTION