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A silver trompe-l'oeil Tea-glass Holder and Spoon
A silver trompe-l'oeil Tea-glass Holder and Spoon

THE FIRST MOSCOW, 1881, THE SECOND WITH UNRECORDED MAKER'S CYRILLIC INITIALS P.D, MOSCOW, 1881

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A silver trompe-l'oeil Tea-glass Holder and Spoon
the first Moscow, 1881, the second with unrecorded maker's Cyrillic initials P.D, Moscow, 1881
The first cylindrical, on stepped foot, engraved with stylised pan-Slavic beasts and geometric motifs, applied with trompe-l'oeil carved-wood doorway and windows, the former enclosing a cypher, the latter the figures of a peasant and his wife, with scroll handle, the spoon with shaped facetted handle with finial of a balalaika-player, marked on base and on handle
the holder 4 in. (11.5 cm.) wide
244 gr. (2)
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