20 October 1999
A silver-mounted cut-glass Ice-bucket
marked Faberg, workmaster Victor Aarne, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908
Tapering cylindrical, the glass body cut with bands of geometric motifs and moir simulation at intervals, the upper mount with scroll band applied with leaf terminals applied with swing handle, the flat detachable cover engraved 'A Mr. E. Loubet. Frres Sapojnikoff. Astrakhan 1902' with ball finial on laurel leaf base, marked on lower mount and handle
6in. (15.8cm.) diam.
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