24 - 25 January 2007
KING GEORGE I OF THE HELLENES SILVER-JUBILEE GIFT
AN IMPORTANT RUSSIAN SILVER BRATINA AND STAND
MARK OF PAVEL OVCHINNIKOV, WITH IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1887
Of traditional form, decorated in the Pan-Slavic style, each piece repoussé chased with trailing foliage and flowers on a matted ground, the bratina on a domed foot and with four cartouches, one engraved with Greek initials below Greek Royal crown and surrounded by names, engraved over two cartouches with the date '18 Octobre 1888' the final cartouche engraved 'Athènes', the rim applied with a Russian inscription, the stand engraved with Greek initials below Greek Royal crown, the bratina marked under base and on foot, the stand marked near rim
the stand 25 in. (63 cm.) diam.
the bratina 9 in. (23 cm.) high
174 oz. (5,424 gr.)
The intials are those of King George I of the Hellenes, Prince of Denmark (1845-1913).
The inscription around the Greek initials reads 'De La part de Serge Elisabeth Paul', which translates as 'On Behalf of Serge, Elisabeth Paul'
The Russian inscription is a celebratory adage. (2)
Presented to King George I and Queen Olga of the Hellenes by Queen Olga's fifth brother Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich (1857-1905), his wife Grand Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrovna (1864-1918) and Queen Olga's sixth brother Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich (1860-1919), on 18 October 1888.
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