• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 158

    A Near Pair of Silver-Gilt Salt Thrones

    THE FIRST MARK OF STEPAN LEVIN, MOSCOW, 1876, THE SECOND WITH INDISTINCT MAKER'S MARK, MOSCOW, 1876

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    A Near Pair of Silver-Gilt Salt Thrones
    The first mark of Stepan Levin, Moscow, 1876, the second with indistinct maker's mark, Moscow, 1876
    Each of traditional form, on bun feet, the body chased and engraved with scrolling strapwork and geometric motifs in the pan-Slavic style, the hinged cover draped with a trompe l'oeil cloth, the back shaped, marked under bases and covers
    4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high
    14.4 oz. (448 gr.) gross weight (2)


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