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    Sale 5407

    Russian Pictures, Icons & Works of Art

    27 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 667

    A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND CLOISSONÉ ENAMEL SWING-HANDLED SUGAR BASKET

    MARK OF GRIGORII SBITNEV, 1908/17, ALSO BEARING LATER LATVIAN AND DUTCH CONTROL MARKS

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    A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND CLOISSONÉ ENAMEL SWING-HANDLED SUGAR BASKET
    MARK OF GRIGORII SBITNEV, 1908/17, ALSO BEARING LATER LATVIAN AND DUTCH CONTROL MARKS
    Decorated with polychrome shaded enamel flowers on a richly gilt frosted ground with red-edged powder blue triangular panels applied with silver beaded tassles, the upper part with green panels edged with pink scrolls and decorated with a series of short horizontal bars and trianuglar motifs on a red band around the rim, the lower body with three bands, the upper one with alternate dark blue and lilac diagonal stripes, the middle one dark green with scrolling cloissons and the bottom one cream with shaded enamel lozenge motifs enhanced with gilded grape clusters
    4 in. (10.2 cm.) diameter


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