31 March 2000
A PAIR OF RUSSIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MARBLE AND PAINTED PLASTER BOOKENDS
Each with triangular backplate painted with a polychrome grotesque on pink ground fronted by a large shell set with an armorial in front of two opposed crowned eagles beneath a closed crown, their necks within a crown, the left holding a sword, the right an orb, on a stepped rectangular base
21¾in. (55.5cm.) high, 11in. (28cm.) wide (2)
Possibly the Ka/o/usakov family.
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