• Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Pa auction at Christies

    Sale 7677

    Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art

    12 - 13 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 388

    A pair of small vodka flasks

    RUSSIA, CIRCA 1775

    Price Realised  


    A pair of small vodka flasks
    Russia, circa 1775
    Both of rectangular shape, each engraved on one side with a double-headed eagle containing the cypher of Catherine II and surmounted by the Imperial crown, the reverse with foliate stylized cyphers of the Empress and the date '1775' beneath, each end decorated with a spray of tulips, with later associated stoppers, engraved 'E II/1775' the Imperial crown above, all apparently unmarked, one flask with illegible cropped inscription to the lower edge of one end
    7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high (2)

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