London, South Kensington
13 February 2001
A CASED RUSSIAN SILVER AND GERMAN PORCELAIN MINIATURE TEA SERVICE
THE SILVER WITH MARK OF PAVEL SAZIKOV, MOSCOW AND OTHERS, ST. PETERSBURG AND MOSCOW, MAINLY MID 19TH CENTURY
the silver comprising: a teapot, a cream jug, a sugar bowl, a circular salver, 6 Fiddle pattern teaspoons, each engraved with initials, and an ivory handled tea strainer, and a pair of sugar tongs, the porcelain with differing handpainted birds within foliage heightened by insect and butterfly motifs, the border with a gilded scroll motif, comprising: six cups and saucers and a covered jug, (restored), all contained in a fitted wood case with pale blue lining and Cyrillic retailers name. (lot)
Reportedly purchased as Formerly property of the Princess Eugenie Demidoff-San Donato, Robinson, Fisher and Hardings, London, 26 July 1933.
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