London, South Kensington
26 June 2007
A LATE 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT & CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL PURSE,
MARK OF IVAN CHLEBNIKOV, "88" STANDARD, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1885,
With geometric decoration in red, white, dark blue & powder blue on a plain gilt ground, one side centred by an initialled reserve, bordered by bands of zig-zags & brickwork, with scrolls to each corner, cobalt blue silk concertina lining, 2 7/8 in. long (7.5 cm.).
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