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FOUR PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO SALT THRONES
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FOUR PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO SALT THRONES

A PAIR OF SALT THRONES, MARK OF ALEKSANDR MUKHIN, MOSCOW, 1870; ONE, MARK OF VASILII SEMENOV, MOSCOW, 1859; THE OTHER, INDISTINCT MAKER’S MARK, MOSCOW, 1864

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FOUR PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO SALT THRONES
A PAIR OF SALT THRONES, MARK OF ALEKSANDR MUKHIN, MOSCOW, 1870; ONE, MARK OF VASILII SEMENOV, MOSCOW, 1859; THE OTHER, INDISTINCT MAKER’S MARK, MOSCOW, 1864
All of traditional form, on four bracket feet, bases reeded, backs of all four thrones with serrated border, openwork reserves and applied with circular medallions, the hinged covers nielloed in Russian ‘Bez soli bez khleba / polovina obeda’ [‘Lunch without salt and bread / is just half a meal], the reverse of the covers of two thrones by Mukhin engraved with cockerels, all marked under base, cover and on the back, one additionally marked on base
2¾ in. (7 cm.) high and smaller
14.89 oz. (463.2 gr.) gross
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