• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 160

    A Silver-Gilt Salt Throne

    MARKED WITH THE CYRILLIC INITIALS 'SE', ST. PETERSBURG, 1858

    Price Realised  

    A Silver-Gilt Salt Throne
    Marked with the Cyrillic initials 'SE', St. Petersburg, 1858
    Of traditional form, with stepped bracket feet, the tapering oblong base chased and engraved en trompe l'oeil to simulate wood planks bound with branches, the back with pierced and serrated border centering an applied medallion, the hinged cover centering a medallion enclosing a six-pointed star, marked under cover and base
    4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high


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    For a salt chair of similar form by Sazikov, see Christie's, London, November 30, 2005, lot 156.