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Lot 553: A GOLD AND ENAMEL RAILWAY JETON, WORKMASTER ERIK KOLLIN, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1901

Est: £5,000 GBP - £7,000 GBP
Sotheby'sJune 08, 2011London, United Kingdom

Item Overview

Description

A GOLD AND ENAMEL RAILWAY JETON, WORKMASTER ERIK KOLLIN, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1901 the front enamelled in emerald green over sunburst engine turning, and applied with a winged caduceus and white enamel oval with Cyrillic abbreviation S.P.V. Railway , the reverse engraved with numerous signatures and applied with enamel plaque dated 1894-1901, 56 standard height including loop: 55mm

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Notes

Caduceus is a short staff entwined by two serpents surmounted by wings. In Roman iconography it was often depicted being carried in the left hand of Mercury, a god of trade, and because of this association caduceus also became recognised as a symbol of commerce and negotiation.

Auction Details

Russian Works of Art, Fabergé and Icons

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Sotheby's
June 08, 2011, 12:00 PM GMT

34-35 New Bond Street, London, LDN, W1A 2AA, UK