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    Sale 7597

    Important Silver

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 86

    A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT TEAPOT

    ST. PETERSBURG, 1785, APPARENTLY NO MAKER'S MARK, WITH ASSAY MASTERS MARK OF NIKIFOR MOSHCHALKIN

    Price Realised  

    A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT TEAPOT
    ST. PETERSBURG, 1785, APPARENTLY NO MAKER'S MARK, WITH ASSAY MASTERS MARK OF NIKIFOR MOSHCHALKIN
    Pear-shaped and on spreading foot with fluted spout and an ebonised handle, the flat hinged cover with a scroll thumbpiece, engraved with the Russian Imperial arms, marked underneath, further pricked underneath and on cover bezel with a scratchweight and stamped with an inventory number '63'
    6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) high
    gross weight 27 oz. (850 gr.)


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    Provenance

    Presumably part of the Imperial silver confiscated after the 1917 Revolution and sold in the 1920s and 1930s
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's Geneva, 12-14 November 1985, lot 464
    With S. J. Phillips, London, November 1993 (part)


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE OAKWOOD COLLECTION
    (Lots 1-106)


    Literature

    Baron A. de Foelkersam, Inventaire de l'Argenterie Conservée dans Les Garde-Meubles des Palais Impériaux, St. Petersburg, 1907, vol. 2 p. 419 as 'a gilded teapot, numbered 63, with St. Petersburg Assay mark for 1785, 72 zolotniks.'