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    Sale 7734

    Russian Art

    9 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 128

    A silver-mounted photograph album presented to General Vladimir Aleksandrovich Laiming

    MARKED FABERGÉ WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1908-1917

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    A silver-mounted photograph album presented to General Vladimir Aleksandrovich Laiming
    marked Fabergé with the Imperial warrant, Moscow, 1908-1917
    Rectangular, the cover applied with a silver plaque depicting the Russian double-headed eagle holding in its claws two crossed guns, followed by the embossed Russian dedication: '9 March 1 November 1916 To dear Vladimir Aleksandrovich Laiming from the workshop which he gave life to.' amongst engraved signatures of his colleagues and a further inscription beneath 'and 2253 lower ranks', the reverse with four silver knop feet, containing 31 photographs of interior and exterior views, portraits and groups, marked on cover plaque
    The cover plaque 15 in. (31 cm.) wide; each image approximately 4 5/8 x 6¼ in. (11.8 x 16.1 cm.)


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    From November 1915, General Laiming became a Commander of the Reserve Fortress Artillery Regiment.

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