24 April 2006
A SILVER NIELLO TEA-CADDY
MARKED WITH THE INITIALS OF ANTIP KUZMICHEV, MOSCOW, 1896-1908, WITH LATER MARK OF TIFFANY & CO.
Baluster shaped, nielloed with scrolling foliage on stippled ground enclosing two stylized bearded heads and with stylized birds, the flat circular cover with similar scrolling foliage enclosing a cartouche engraved with the initial 'S,' fully marked
4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high
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