• Property from the Collection o auction at Christies

    Sale 7819

    Property from the Collection of HRH The Prince George, Duke of Kent KG, KT, and HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent CI, GCVO and their families

    20 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 20

    A RUSSIAN GREY KALGAN JASPER EGG-CUP AND RHONONITE EGG

    CIRCA 1890

    Price Realised  

    A RUSSIAN GREY KALGAN JASPER EGG-CUP AND RHONONITE EGG
    CIRCA 1890
    The egg-cup on circular spreading foot, the body decorated with carved acanthus leaves and border; together with an ovoid rhodonite egg, apparently unmarked, the egg-cup engraved with 'XII' and Russian inscription under base, in original red leather fitted box stamped on the cover with the Russian Imperial coat-of-arms
    the cup 2¼ in. (5.8 cm.) high
    The Russian inscription reads: 'The Imperial Ekaterinburg Lapidary Fact[ory] Managing director V. Mostovenko 1890. '


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