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    Sale 2162

    Russian Art

    24 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1

    A Silver-Gilt, Cloisonné and En Plein Enamel Pill Box

    MARK OF THE 11TH ARTEL, MOSCOW, 1908-1917

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    A Silver-Gilt, Cloisonné and En Plein Enamel Pill Box
    Mark of the 11th Artel, Moscow, 1908-1917
    Of compressed circular form, enameled with varicolor shaded flowerheads, foliate scrolls and geometric motifs on a gilt ground, the hinged cover inset with an en plein enamel plaque depicting a woman wearing a kokoshnik and traditional dress, with a cabochon chalcedony thumb-piece, marked inside cover and base, the inside cover engraved 'Gladys April 10, 1912'
    2½ in. (6.4 cm.) in diameter


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