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Silver-mounted Hardstone Box

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3020B
Lot:
911
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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3020B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 14, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Silver-mounted Hardstone Box, bearing faint marks to foot for St. Petersburg, 1882-99, lacking maker's marks, the square box with an applied silver Russian coat of arms to lid and bellflower bands to the sides, raised on four paw feet, ht. 2 3/8 in.
Estimate $300-500

In good overall condition, light wear to silver components, some natural vertical fissures in stone (one darker, appearing on both sides, though appears stable, please see images.)


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

St. Petersburg, Coat of arms of Russia, Decorative arts, Household silver, Mammal anatomy, Paw, Saint Petersburg, Silver, Visual arts

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