A Silver Soup Tureen and Stand
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A Silver Soup Tureen and Stand


A Silver Soup Tureen and Stand
Mark of Carl Tegelsten, St Petersburg, 1843
The tureen shaped oval, on four acanthus scroll feet, with two acanthus-clad handles, engraved on one side with the Cyrillic intials 'AN' for Alexandra Nikolaevna beneath an Imperial crown and with the Imperial double-headed eagle on the other, the interior gilt, the conforming stand with shaped scrolling acanthus rim, on four knob feet, marked under bases
12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) high, overall
428 oz. (13,314 g.) gross weight
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.

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Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna (1825-1844) was the third daughter of Emperor Nicholas I and Charlotte of Prussia and sister of the future Emperor Alexander II. Alexandra married Prince Frederick William of Hesse (1820-1864) in 1844 and died in childbirth later that same year.

A comparable soup tureen and ladle by Carl Tegelsten, engraved with the initials of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna (1822-1892), sister of Alexandra, was sold Christie's, London, 29 November 2006, lot 226.

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