New York, Park Avenue
15 April 1997
** A GOLD AND SILVER-GILT GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL DESK CLOCK
marked with the Cyrillic initials of Ivan Britsyn, St. Petersburg, 1908-1917, with London import marks for 1910
Square, overall enamelled in translucent white, the circular dial on sunburst ground with gilt arabic chapter and openwork gold hands, within a circular convex border on waved ground, each corner applied with a laurel and berry spray over a rayed ground, each section within opaque white enamel bands, the ivory back with geometric strut, marked on rim, back and strut
2¾in. (7cm.) square
Lord Ivar Mountbatten.
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