A Monumental Russian Silver Wine Cistern and Stand, Sazikov after a design by August Karl Spiess, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
200,000 - 300,000 USD
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comprising a bowl, liner, and stand, all gadrooned and with numerous exuberant and playful putti, some with cups of wine, amongst grape clusters and vines around the base and handles, the sides of the bowl with birds picking at fruit on the vine, the base raised on six bun feet, the bowl on four goat's hooves, the gilt slip-in liner with clusters of grapes, the raised rim of the base engraved in Cyrillic "Work of Sazikov. Model [by] A.K. Spiess"