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    Sale 2162

    Russian Art

    24 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 61

    A Silver-Gilt Handled Cup

    MARKED WITH THE CYRILLIC INITIALS 'NG', MOSCOW, 1839

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    A Silver-Gilt Handled Cup
    Marked with the Cyrillic initials 'NG', Moscow, 1839
    The cylindrical body with everted rim applied with a continuous frieze cast with classical soldiers within a rocaille surround, the foliate-cast scroll handle with eagle's head terminal, marked beneath rim and under base; together with a silver handled cup, marked 'PM' probably for Peter Muller, St. Petersburg, first quarter 19th century, with French import mark; the cylindrical body with everted rim applied with two cartouches depicting mythological scenes, between two bands cast with trailing grapevines, the scroll handle with eagle's head terminal, marked beneath rim and under base
    The tallest 4¾ in. (12.1 cm.) high
    The larger cup 6 oz. (187 gr.); the smaller cup 4 oz. (123 gr.) (2)


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