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    Sale 7734

    Russian Art

    9 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 140

    A niello bonbonniere

    LATE 18TH OR EARLY 19TH CENTURY, UNRECORDED MAKER'S MARK M.B

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A niello bonbonniere
    late 18th or early 19th century, unrecorded maker's mark M.B
    Circular, the cover decorated with a niello stylized image of the equestrian monument of Peter the Great after Falconet, the reverse with a trophy of arms, marked on the inner rim of the base, inscribed with Cyrillic 'A. I. S.'
    3½ in. (8.9 cm.) diameter


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