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    Sale 7461

    Russian Works of Art Including The Rothschild Fabergé Egg

    28 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 4

    A parcel-gilt niello tea and coffee service


    Price Realised  


    A parcel-gilt niello tea and coffee service
    Moscow, 1870, indistinct maker's mark
    Comprising a coffee-pot, tea-pot, two-handled sugar-bowl with hinged covers and baluster finials and bone insulators, milk-jug, two cups and saucers, two tea-spoons, a pair of sugar-tongs, a strainer and a circular tray, each piece with medallions of niello views of Moscow and a pastoral scene within niello scrolling foliate, arabesque and geometric borders, marked under bases, covers, and tray and on handles, in fitted leather box, the cover stamped with a monogram V.P beneath a coronette.
    tray 12 5/8 in. (31.8 cm.) diameter

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    The Russian inscription on a label under the case translates: To His Lordship Nikolai Aleksandrovich Ber 2nd Secr[etary] of the Imp[erial] Russ[ian] Mission in Brussels.

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    Please note there is a hand-written Russian label beneath the case, which translates as: To His Lordship/ Nikolai Aleksandrovich Ber/ 2nd Secr[etary] of the Imp[erial] Russ[ian] Mission/ in Brussels.

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