18 March 2005
A TWO-COLOR GOLD-MOUNTED JEWELLED RUSSIAN PRESENTATION BOX
WITH THE MARKS OF ALEXANDER TILLANDER, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1900
Oblong with rounded corners, the hinged cover with yellow enamel on sunburst guilloché ground within a leaf border, the center with the diamond cypher of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna within a bow-tied laurel leaf wreath surmounted by a crown, the sides and bottom with reeded design, fully marked, (enamel restored)
3 7/8 in. (9.7 cm.) long
with Wartski, London.
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For a similar presentation box see The Art of the Goldsmith and the Jeweler, exhibition catalogue, A La Vielle Russie, New York, November 1968.
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