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A Russian Malachite Table Cigar Box, 19th century
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
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237
A Russian Malachite Table Cigar Box, 19th century
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Russian Malachite Table Cigar Box, 19th century

the heavy box veneered with malachite, the covered applied with a silvered metal double-headed eagle, the interior lined with silvered metal, the interior of the lid applied with a silver bas-relief image of "The Slaughter of Penelope's Suitors by the Returning Odysseus" after Fedor Tolstoy's series of carvings based on The Odyssey


interior of lid inscribed in Cyrillic "Work of Count Feodor Tolstoy 1820"
Length 10 in.
25.4 cm
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Literature

On Tolstoy's series of bas-reliefs based on The Odyssey, see E.V. Kuznetsova, Fedor Petrovich Tolstoy, 1783-1873, Moscow, 1977, pp. 88-93.

Russian Art

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