20 November 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 13,750
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
A RUSSIAN GOLD-MOUNTED LAPIS-LAZULI HAND-SEAL
ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1880, MAKER'S MARK AMS
The carved lapis-lazuli handle with a gold cagework mount, the matix engraved with initial 'EA' below the Royal crown, marked on cagework
3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high
The initials are for Prince Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and Alexandra, Princess of Wales, later King Edward VII (r.1901-1910) and Queen Alexandra (1844-1925).
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