Lot 512
  • 512

A SILVER-GILT AND CLOISONEÉ ENAMEL TRIPTYCH OF ST GEORGE SLAYING THE DRAGON, IVAN KHLEBNIKOV, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1895 | Triptych with St George with enamel silver oklad

Estimate
25,000 - 35,000 GBP
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Description

  • 24.5 by 34cm, 9 5/8 by 13 3/8 in.
the back with an inscription in Russian 'To the valiant glorious brave chief / of the unbeatable army of the South of Russia / his excellency / Anton Ivanovitch Denikin / Let Saint George slaying the dragon be the herald / of a near and final victory against the enemy and the recovery / of the Great United and Undefeated Russia / From the grateful citizens of the cities Rostov and Nakhichevan-on-Don / saved by you from the horrors of Bolshevism 31 June 1919', struck Khlebnikov (Cyrillic) under the Imperial warrant, 84 standard, the side panels probably later, struck with a workmaster's mark MT and a Moscow 84 silver standard

Condition

The small visible areas of the painting with some flaking and losses. The oklad in very good condition, with only minor surface scratches and a handful of various enamel loss. The side panels probably added later, the right panel easily detatched from its frame but undamaged.
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