27 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,750
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
A RUSSIAN SILVER-MOUNTED CUT-GLASS CLARET JUG
INCUSE MAKER'S MARK PROBABLY VA (CYRILLIC), ST. PETERSBURG, 1908/17
The cylindrical neck chased in relief with vertical panels of fruiting vines, bordering plain reserves decorated with ribbon-tied laurel wreaths, one of these bearing a Cyrillic inscription, fluted cover with a second Cyrillic inscription and bud finial, the lower part of the mount with small rosettes above cut-out floral swags, on tapering cut-glass body, gilt interior
11½ in. (29.3 cm.) high
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