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    Sale 5350

    Christie's Interiors

    8 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 159

    A RUSSIAN SILVER AND NIELLO SNUFF BOX

    MARK OF IVAN KALTYKOV, 1832, MOSCOW

    Price Realised  

    A RUSSIAN SILVER AND NIELLO SNUFF BOX
    MARK OF IVAN KALTYKOV, 1832, MOSCOW
    The cover depicting Falconet's equestrian statue of Peter the Great, the sides with architectural design, the base with sailing craft and fortification, gilt interior; together with another Russian parcel gilt and niello snuff box, mark of AS (cyrillic), Moscow, 1807, the cover depicting the statue of Menin and Porjarsky, the base with military trophies centred by a mask in profile, the sides with architectural views, gilt interior -- 3in.(7.7cm.) long
    The first box 3 5/8in. (8.4cm.) long
    8 oz. (2)


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