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A SILVER-GILT AND CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL SALT THRONE
PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT SWISS COLLECTOR
A SILVER-GILT AND CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL SALT THRONE

MAKER'S MARK CYRILLIC 'MA', MOSCOW, 1891

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A SILVER-GILT AND CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL SALT THRONE
MAKER'S MARK CYRILLIC 'MA', MOSCOW, 1891
Of traditional form, on four bun feet, the trapezoidal body cast and chased with geometric and pan-Slavic design, the hinged cover draped with a trompe l'oeil napkin with the border enameled with scrolling pan-Slavic ornament in red, blue and turquoise, the cover also with a shaped thumb-piece, the back finely cast and chased in the form of a traditional izba with pan-Slavic design enameled in red, blue and turquoise and centering a vacant escutcheon within a cast and chased ribbon-tied laurel wreath, marked throughout; also with a Soviet mark
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high
Provenance
With La Vieille Russie, New York, 1983.
Acquired from the above by the father of the present owner.

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