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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 87

    Two parcel-gilt and niello snuff-boxes

    MARK OF FEODOR MAKSIMOV, MOSCOW, 1843; MOSCOW, 1837, UNRECORDED CYRILLIC MARK OB; MOSCOW, 184?, UNRECORDED MARK JJ

    Price Realised  

    Two parcel-gilt and niello snuff-boxes
    mark of Feodor Maksimov, Moscow, 1843; Moscow, 1837, unrecorded Cyrillic mark OB; Moscow, 184?, unrecorded mark JJ
    Rectangular, the first, depicting a copy of the Falconet equestrian statue substituting a lady for Peter the Great, the reverse with a ship before the Stock Exchange, each within a border of scrolling foliage, with lattice sides; the second with hinged cover depicting a city, architectural views on the reverse and sides; together with a niello snuff-box, the cover and base decorated with bands of scrolling foliage and flowers, the sides with rosettes and trellis, each with gilt interior, all marked inside cover and base; and a purse case, each side with strapwork scrolls and a reserve containing a stylized flower
    3 in. (7.2 cm) long and 3½ in. (9 cm.) long and larger (4)


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