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    Sale 5407

    Russian Pictures, Icons & Works of Art

    27 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 835

    A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE

    MARK OF IVAN KHLEBNIKOV, 1908/17

    Price Realised  

    A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE
    MARK OF IVAN KHLEBNIKOV, 1908/17
    The cover depicting the merchant grasping the talons of Finist the Falcon in a forest setting, on a blue ground with narrow orange border, decorated with polychrome shaded enamel flowers and edged with further shaded flowers on a light green border, the reverse similarly decorated, but the folkloric panel replaced by a roundel with stylised floral motifs, cabochon-set thumbpiece
    4 5/8 in. (11.3 cm.) long


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    The scene depicted is from a Russian fairy tale collected by Alexander Afanasyev, "The Feather of Finist the Falcon" (Finist Jasny Sokol) in his Narodnye Russkie Skazki.

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