12 - 13 October 2009
A bronze table bell
by Evgenii Lanceray, circa 1875
Of dome form, simulating a seamed sack, with a small boy, shovel in hand, clambering over the top and forming the handle, one side with large Cyrillic inscription 'EL' for E. Lanceray, marked with a foundry cachet dated 1875 and Cyrillic initials 'F Sh' for F. Chopin foundry
4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high
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For the same model, see: N. R. Levinson and L. N. Goncharova, Russian Bronzes, Moscow, 1958, ill. 62.
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