24 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 4,500
A silver stirrup cup in the form of a dog's head
mark of Nicholls & Plincke, workmaster's intials PK, St. Petersburg, circa 1880
Realistically modelled as a terrier's head with a collar, reeded rim, gilt interior, marked on rim
3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high
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For another, similar stirrup-cup shaped as a dog's head, by Nicholls & Plincke see: Geza von Habsburg, Faberge Imperial Craftsman and His World, London 2000, p. 54, No. 32, illustrated.
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