World Treasures: Important Russian, Asian, European & American Works
November 19th & 20th, 2013
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Lot 4
A LARGE AND IMPRESSIVE RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT TANKARD, MOSCOW 1749.  The massive cylindrical body resting on three silver gilt ball feet sculpted with vegetation and floral elements and the shield form attaching brackets chased with putti. The sides engraved with three circular cartouches each depicting finely chased images of various biblical scenes including Samson and Delilah. The hinged lid with an ornately engraved scene of the Prophet Nathan rebuking King David, and the scroll handle repousséd with flower forms and similarly modeled thumbpiece. The interior brightly gilded. Hallmarked Moscow, dated 1749, assay mark in Latin AS for Andre Zaietsev, Cyrillic makers mark АФ and 84 silver standard. Height 8 inches (20.4 cm). Greatest width 10 inches (25.4 cm). Total weight 51.56 troy ounces.
Estimate:  $8,000 - 12,000  
Price Realized: $37,500.00
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