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    Sale 5265

    Selected Silver & Russian Works of Art

    30 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 259

    A LATE 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER & CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL THRONE SALT,

    MARK OF CHLEBNIKOV, "88" STANDARD, MOSCOW, 1877,

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    A LATE 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER & CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL THRONE SALT,
    MARK OF CHLEBNIKOV, "88" STANDARD, MOSCOW, 1877,
    With Pan-Slavic decoration in red, dark blue, bright green & mauve the cover draped in a trompe-l'oeil napkin with rhyme in Cyrillic letters, "Bez soli bez khleba polovina obeda" translating as "Without salt & without bread, it's only half a meal", the chair-back depicting two cockerels, the body decorated with bands of zig-zags, dashes & other motifs, gilt interior, 3¼ in. high (8.5 cm.), 6.25 oz.


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