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    Sale 7598

    Russian Art

    11 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 417

    A silver-gilt en plein and cloisonné enamel pillbox

    MARK OF NIKITA AFANSIEV, MOSCOW, 1896-1908

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A silver-gilt en plein and cloisonné enamel pillbox
    mark of Nikita Afansiev, Moscow, 1896-1908
    Octagonal, the cover enamelled en plein with a floral wreath centering a bird, with a turquoise dotted border, the sides enamelled with vari-coloured flowerheads and foliate sprays on light blue ground, marked inside base and under cover
    2 in. (5 cm.) long


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