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A Russian carved coconut covered cup and ladle, possibly 19th century
the cup set with gilded silver filigree mounts, the slip on cover with a pointed top, set on a spreading foot; the interior of the ladle carved with the Imperial double-headed eagle surrounded by scrolling decoration, the exterior carved with a portrait of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich, with silver mounts and handle, both in fitted leather-bound cases 
height of cup 9 1/4 in., 23.5 cm; length of ladle 9 in., 22.9 cm
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Catalogue Note

For a similar mounted coconut cup once in the collection of Count Alexander Musin-Pushkin, see Russian Enamels: Kievan Rus to Fabergé, The Walters Art Gallery, 1996, pp. 30-31. 

Important Silver, Vertu, and Russian Works of Art

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