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Lot 514: A GROUP OF RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND NIELLO SPOONS, MOST MOSCOW, 19TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: comprising: a large spoon with Kremlin scene by Sazikov, Moscow, 1858; a spoon engraved in Cyrillic "Without salt without bread is only half a meal", by Gustav Klingert, Moscow, 1876; a large niello spoon with Kremlin scene, Moscow 1895, maker's mark obscured; a spoon engraved with plants and insect, Cyrillic KN, Moscow; four small niello spoons with architectural scenes, Moscow, 1891, Cyrillic VA; and four small engraved spoons, Moscow, 1881. Together with a ladle by John Blasbell, St. Petersburg, 1834; 13 pieces, all 84 standard
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Dimensions: length of ladle 7 5/8 in.