30 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 500
Estimate GBP 300 - GBP 400
AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY RUSSIAN SILVER & ENAMEL GAMING BRUSH,
MARK OF ALEXANDER LYUBAVIN, 1908/17 & ALSO WITH LATER LATVIAN CONTROL MARK,
Circular with beaded bezel, the centre enamelled with a painting of a boyarinya in traditional Russian costume represented as the Queen of Hearts, 2½ in. diameter (6.3 cm.).
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Harry Williams-Bulkeley on everything from cutlery to candelabras and sourcing that show-stopping centrepiece
When the Atocha sank in a hurricane nearly 400 years ago, hopes of recovering its extraordinary cargo of treasure seemed lost