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    Sale 7598

    Russian Art

    11 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 425

    A silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel tea caddy

    MARK OF NIKOLAI ALEKSEEV, 1896

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel tea caddy
    mark of Nikolai Alekseev, 1896
    The square body with cut corners, enamelled on the sides with vari-coloured floral sprays and flower-heads, with arched panels enclosing scrolling foliage and butterflies within turquoise beaded borders, the detachable cover with central flower-head and foliate and geometric bands, enclosing a silver-gilt stopper with engraved monograms, fully marked
    5¾ in. (14.6 cm.)


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