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    Sale 7598

    Russian Art

    11 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 387

    Two silver-gilt and niello spoons

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Two silver-gilt and niello spoons
    One with nielloed architectural view of St Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg, within scrollwork surround, with spiral twist stem, unrecorded maker's mark 'DM', Moscow, 1866, marked on stem; the other with foliate arabesques in the Old Russian style encircled by the Russian proverb 'Without salt, without bread is just half a meal', with spiral twist stem, indistinct maker's mark, Moscow, 1884, marked on stem (2)


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