• Christie's Interiors - Style a auction at Christies

    Sale 5681

    Christie's Interiors - Style and Spirit

    23 February 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 313

    A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL LEMON TEA GLASS HOLDER

    MARK OF GRACHEV, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1903, "88" STANDARD, ALSO BEARING WORKMASTER'S MARK AP (CYRILLIC)

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    A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL LEMON TEA GLASS HOLDER
    MARK OF GRACHEV, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1903, "88" STANDARD, ALSO BEARING WORKMASTER'S MARK AP (CYRILLIC)
    The holder with down-swept sides decorated with trailing vines and leaves in red, green, white and three shades of blue, on a stippled ground, the underside of the base engraved with presentation inscription, complete with etched glass liner and matching lemon tea spoon, the back of the spoon engraved with initials A.S.H. and the date 1903
    3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high
    The presentation inscription reads, Henry Hugh Hanna and Anna Sharpe Hanna Souvenir of their visit to St. Petersburg, Russia 1903 (2)


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    Henry Hugh Hanna (1848 - 1920) travelled to Russia in January 1903 as a member of the American Commission on International Exchange, a committee tasked with adjusting foreign exchanges. The Commission was approved by Congress and its members were appointed by President Roosevelt. Hanna also served as a Republican Presidential elector in 1900.

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