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A SILVER-MOUNTED LEATHER AND ENAMEL PORTFOLIO
A SILVER-MOUNTED LEATHER AND ENAMEL PORTFOLIO

MARKED MARSHAK, KIEV, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A SILVER-MOUNTED LEATHER AND ENAMEL PORTFOLIO
MARKED MARSHAK, KIEV, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Rectangular, the brown leather binding on foliate ball feet, the front cover applied with a rocaille silver frame surmounted with the enamelled coat-of-arms of Kiev, centring a monogram 'FF' within the Russian inscription 'French Republic President City of Kiev 1897', opening to reveal twenty-five vintage photographs depicting Kiev, circa 1896, marked on silver plaque
27¼ x 17¼ in. (54 x 44 cm.)
Provenance
Given to French President Felix Faure in 1897.
By descent to the present owner.

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In August 1897, the French President Felix Faure (1841-1899) paid an official visit to Russia. The present portfolio was given to him by an official representative of the city of Kiev on August 22.

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