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Lot 111Russian Silver-Gilt and Niello Salt Throne
Vasilii Semenov, Moscow, 1879, with Swiss import marks
Of traditional form, on stepped bracket feet, the rectangular back centering a pierced roundel, on a slightly tapering base chased with geometric borders and hinged seat inscribed in Russian: Without salt, without bread, it is only half a meal. Height 3 3/16 inches (8.1 cm).
Property of an Important Swiss Collector; sold Christie's, New York, April 9, 2014, lot 85.

C The Estate of a Gentleman, Park Avenue and Southampton, New York

Sold for $8,125
Estimate $1,000-1,500

4 ounces (124) grams)

In good condition. Light surface wear, scratches and minor bruises in areas; gilding and niello lightly rubbed in areas.

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