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    Sale 5407

    Russian Pictures, Icons & Works of Art

    27 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 711

    A RUSSIAN SILVER LEMON-TEA GLASS HOLDER OF PAN-SLAVIC DESIGN

    MARK OF AG (CYRILLIC), 1908/17

    Price Realised  

    A RUSSIAN SILVER LEMON-TEA GLASS HOLDER OF PAN-SLAVIC DESIGN
    MARK OF AG (CYRILLIC), 1908/17
    The sides pierced with a giant's head beside a group of owls, the handle terminating in a stylised bird's head with pronounced beak, on plain spreading foot engraved with a monogram, gilt interior
    4 in. (10 cm.) high
    5.5 oz. (171 gr.)


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    The giant's head depicted on this piece is featured in the Russian folklore tale of Ruslan and Lyudmila, the subject of a famous poem by Aleksandr Pushkin, published in 1820. The giant was originally a mighty warrior, the brother of the wizard Chernomor.

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