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    Sale 5265

    Selected Silver & Russian Works of Art

    30 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 257

    A LARGE LATE 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT THRONE SALT,

    MARK OF IVAN CHLEBNIKOV, MOSCOW, 1883,

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE LATE 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT THRONE SALT,
    MARK OF IVAN CHLEBNIKOV, MOSCOW, 1883,
    With engraved Pan-Slavic decoration, Cyrillic rhyme on cover translating as "Without salt & without bread, it's only half a meal", further inscription inside cover & date "1884", monogrammed cartouche to chair-back, the latter with cut-out zig-zag edge, 4¼ in. high (11 cm.), 9.75 oz.


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