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    Sale 1989

    Russian Art

    18 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 119

    A Silver Playing Card Case

    MARKED GRACHEV, MAKER'S MARK OF JOHAN FERDINAND OLSONIUS, ST. PETERSBURG, 1886

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    A Silver Playing Card Case
    Marked Grachev, maker's mark of Johan Ferdinand Olsonius, St. Petersburg, 1886
    Rectangular, engraved overall with cartography and statistics, the front with the district of Kiev, the reverse with the regions of Chukotka and Kamchatka, with detachable cover, gilt interior, marked under base and on cover
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high
    5 oz. (160 gr.)


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    For a similar playing card case by Grachev see Stockholms Auktionsverk, March 15, 2007, lot 316.