A silver trompe l'oeil tea set, Alexander Sokolov, St Petersburg, circa 1882
A silver trompe l'oeil tea set, Alexander Sokolov, St Petersburg, circa 1882
A silver trompe l'oeil tea set, Alexander Sokolov, St Petersburg, circa 1882
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A silver trompe l'oeil tea set, Alexander Sokolov, St Petersburg, circa 1882

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP

A silver trompe l'oeil tea set, Alexander Sokolov, St Petersburg, circa 1882

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

A silver trompe l'oeil tea set, Alexander Sokolov, St Petersburg, circa 1882


chased to imitate basket weave, comprising a coffee pot, a tea pot, a lidded sugar-bowl, milk jug, rectangular handled

basket, strainer, sugar tongs and a set of twelve teaspoons, with inscribed monogram JKS, gilt interiors, contained

within a fitted wooden box, 84 standard; together with a matching kettle on a four-legged stand and a lamp with ivory

handle, 4th Artel, Moscow, 1908-1917, the maker's mark overstruck with unrecorded Cyrillic initials G.Ya, 84

standard

(22)

height of kettle on stand 38cm, 15in.

Condition Report

The set overall in very good condition; with surface wear consistent with age. The coffee pot with a minor dent. The original ivory with cracks and discolouration, as expected. The original fitted case with time wear and scratches. 


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Saleroom Notice

This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.
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