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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO BEAKER
A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO BEAKER
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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO BEAKER

UNKNOWN MAKER’S MARK 'IHB’, TOBOLSK, 1774

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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO BEAKER UNKNOWN MAKER’S MARK 'IHB’, TOBOLSK, 1774 Cylindrical, slightly tapering, the body repoussé and chased with wave-bands and nielloed with two rocaille cartouches on a gilt stippled ground, one enclosing the Cyrillic monogram 'ESh’, the other the date '1773 [year]’, the upper and lower parts further nielloed with rocaille bands, marked under base, also with black painted numerals, further marked with French import mark on rim 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high 5.3 oz. (165 gr.)
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These lots have been imported from outside the EU for sale using a Temporary Import regime. Import VAT is payable (at 5%) on the Hammer price. VAT is also payable (at 20%) on the buyer’s Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. When a buyer of such a lot has registered an EU address but wishes to export the lot or complete the import into another EU country, he must advise Christie's immediately after the auction.

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Lot Essay

A beaker of similar form and decoration, nielloed with the coat-of-arms of Denis Ivanovich Chicherin, was sold Christie's, London, 24 November 2014, lot 443. Another comparable beaker, dated 1773, was sold Christie's, New York, 19 April 2002, lot 246.

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