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    Sale 7598

    Russian Art

    11 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 389

    A silver-gilt and niello tankard


    Price Realised  


    A silver-gilt and niello tankard
    Indistinct maker's mark, Moscow, 1868
    Of tapering cylindrical form, the reeded body with central band nielloed with foliate arabesques in the Old Russian style, centering roundels with views of the Moscow Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral, the front applied with a bronze medal with the Cyrillic inscription 'Emperor Alexander III, Emperor Nicholas II' and depicting the busts of the Emperors, with scroll handle and thumb-piece, the hinged lid with wavy border and conforming decoration, fully marked
    5½ in. (14 cm.) high

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