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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 198

    A silver salt throne

    MARK OF N. LEDEBUHR, MOSCOW, 1853

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A silver salt throne
    mark of N. Ledebuhr, Moscow, 1853
    Rectangular of traditional form on four bracket feet, with pierced back, the hinged seat engraved with an adage, gilt interior, marked under cover and base
    3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high
    The adage translates as: 'Without salt and bread you only have half a lunch.'


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