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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 94

    A parcel-gilt niello snuff-box and beaker and pair of papier-mâché boxes

    CYRILLIC MARK OF IVAN KALTYKOV, MOSCOW, 1826; AUSTEN, FIRST HALF OF 19TH CENTURY; MOSCOW, 1837

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    A parcel-gilt niello snuff-box and beaker and pair of papier-mâché boxes
    Cyrillic mark of Ivan Kaltykov, Moscow, 1826; Austen, first half of 19th century; Moscow, 1837
    A rectangular snuff-box, the cover with gentlemen playing cards, the base with a lady in a landscape, on stippled grounds, in stylized leaf borders, marked inside cover and base; a pair of circular boxes, the covers applied with gilt medallions of Count Platov and Count Witgenstein, each with Russian inscription, both apprently unmarked, together with a parcel-gilt niello beaker of three women with agricultural tools, in a city, marked under base
    The snuff-box 3¼ in. (8.2 cm) long; round boxes 3¼ in. (8.2 cm) diameter
    The Russian inscriptions translate as: 'Count M. I. Platov Hetman of the Don Cossacks forces.' and 'Count P. H. Witgenstein'. (4)


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