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    Sale 5265

    Selected Silver & Russian Works of Art

    30 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 184

    A VICTORIAN SILVER CASKET IN THE INDIAN MANNER,

    MARK OF FREDERICK ELKINGTON, BIRMINGHAM, 1878,

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A VICTORIAN SILVER CASKET IN THE INDIAN MANNER,
    MARK OF FREDERICK ELKINGTON, BIRMINGHAM, 1878,
    Rectangular, the cover & sides with damascened panels, the steel decorated in 2-colour gold & silver, depicting butterflies, snails, flies, beetles & dragonflies amidst fruiting vines, gilt interior, the base engraved with border of stylised lily pads, the cover with leaf & bead border, 6 1/8 in. long (15.5 cm.), gross weight 30 oz.


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