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An ormolu lidded cup and stand with beadwork covers, circa 1830-1840
the glass cover embroidered with a smoking potenate entertained by a harp-playing bear, the base with a rosette, the stand with initials within a floral wreath, the mounts pressed with neoclassical borders, snake handle
height overall: 15cm, 5 7/8 in.
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Catalogue Note

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries the art of beadwork embroidery became a fashionable hobby for Russian aristocratic ladies.  Small household items decorated with beadwork were intended as gifts for loved ones or for decorating rooms.  For other examples of beadwork embroidery, please see Arcadi Gaydamak, Russian Empire, Moscow-Paris, Trefoil Press, 2000, pp. 228, 232-234.

Russian Works of Art, Fabergé and Icons

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