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    Sale 1790

    Property From The Estate Of Robin Roberts

    18 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 446

    A Russian Silver Trompe L'Oeil Cigar Box

    MARKED WITH THE INITIALS 'PK', POSSIBLY FOR NICHOLS AND PLINKE, ST. PETERSBURG, 1884

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Russian Silver Trompe L'Oeil Cigar Box
    Marked with the initials 'PK', possibly for Nichols and Plinke, St. Petersburg, 1884
    Oblong, the hinged cover and sides chased and engraved to simulate wood grain, tax bands, and the manufacturer's label 'H Upmann', with gilt interior, the inside cover engraved with an allegorical figure representing the Island of Cuba and a Russian dedication dated 1 June 1884, marked inside cover and base
    8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) long
    22.7 oz. (706 gr.)


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    Provenance

    With A La Vielle Russie, New York.