London, South Kensington
30 November 2007
A 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN SILVER TROMPE L'OEIL BREAD BASKET,
MARK OF CHLEBNIKOV, MOSCOW, 1879,
Oval with simulated raffia finish & draped with a simulated lace napkin with fringed edge, on four wirework supports, 14¼ in. long (36.3 cm.), 20 oz.
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