24 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 6,250
Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
A silver-gilt travelling triptych
Cyrillic mark of Ivan Khlebnikov, Moscow, 1885
Rectangular, depicting the Deisis in three hinged panels, with traditionally painted heads and hands, and engraved, each with engine-turned oklad, the case panels engraved with the cross, a Russian inscription, each with strapwork borders, fully marked
2¾ in. (7 cm.) high, excluding fittings
The inscription translates as: 'Save and Protect'.
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