VAT rate of 17.5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer’s premium.
The egg cup is by the Imperial Lapidary Factory, Ekaterinburg, circa 1890. The base is marked in Russian 'Imperial Ekaterinburg Lapidary Factory directed by V. Mostovenko'. The set is in the original red leather fitted presentation case.
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