Lot 467: A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND NIELLO COFFEE SERVICE, VASILY SEMENOV, RETAILED BY OVCHINNIKOV, MOSCOW, 1878-1880 |
October 19, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: comprising a coffee pot, sugar bowl, and six cups, each nielloed with panels of foliate arabesques centering oval reserves depicting Moscow landmarks, 84 standard, 8 pieces
In good condition overall. The gilding is lightly rubbed in areas. There are light surface scratches and minor bruises to the edges throughout, consistent with age and use.
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