London, South Kensington
30 November 2007
A 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN TROMPE L'OEIL SILVER CADDY,
MARK OF BP (Cyrillic), ASSAY MASTER PROBABLY I. AVDEYEV, 91" STANDARD, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1860, ALSO BEARING LATER SOVIET CONTROL MARKS,
Modelled as a picnic panier with basket-weave finish, shaped rectangular outline & two swing handles, decorative simulated stitching at each corner, a hook on either side to secure cover & complete with key, 9½ in. long (25 cm.), 27.5 oz.
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