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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO SERVING SPOON

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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO SERVING SPOON

MOSCOW, LATE 17TH CENTURY

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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO SERVING SPOON MOSCOW, LATE 17TH CENTURY The ovoid bowl finely engraved with an escutcheon-shaped reserve surmounted with stylised feathers on scrolling foliate nielloed ground, floral border, the spiral twist stem with nielloed banded, the interior of the stem vacant, the interior of the bowl gilt, apparently unmarked 7 in. (17.7 cm.) long 2.89 oz. (89.9 gr.) gross
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s, Geneva, 12 November 1980, lot 345.
Acquired at the above sale by the father of the present owner.
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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

For a collection of related seventeenth century silver and niello spoons, see exhibition catalogue, J. Kugel, Treasures of the Czars: Russia and Europe from Peter the Great to Nicholas I, Paris, 1998, nos. 25-34.

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