London, South Kensington
28 May 2002
A RUSSIAN SILVER TRAY
MARKED WITH UNKNOWN WORKMASTER'S CYRILLIC INITIALS V.S., MOSCOW, 1829?
rectangular with shaped rounded corners, with two handles, plain centre, and raised gadrooned border, the rim and corners with chased and engraved foliate decoration on stippled ground, handles with further foliage and flowers, marked on handles and under base
52.5cm. (20 5/8in.) long
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