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An Important Imperial Presentation jewelled gold and guilloché enamel snuffbox, workmaster Nikolai Chernokov, Bolin, St Petersburg, 1908-1917

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Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 GBP

Property of a Private Scandinavian Collector

An Important Imperial Presentation jewelled gold and guilloché enamel snuffbox, workmaster Nikolai Chernokov, Bolin, St Petersburg, 1908-1917

An Important Imperial Presentation jewelled gold and guilloché enamel snuffbox, workmaster Nikolai Chernokov, Bolin, St Petersburg, 1908-1917

Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 GBP

Lot sold:

277,200

GBP

Property of a Private Scandinavian Collector

An Important Imperial Presentation jewelled gold and guilloché enamel snuffbox, workmaster Nikolai Chernokov, Bolin, St Petersburg, 1908-1917


Of undulated rectangular form, the lid applied with the cypher of Emperor Nicholas II set with rose-cut diamonds, within a laurel wreath, on steel blue translucent enamel over wavy engine-turned ground, flanked by translucent white enamelled sunray panels overlaid with rose-cut diamond-set trelliswork, the sides and base of matte and polished gold, struck with workmaster’s mark and Bolin below the Imperial warrant, 56 standard, in original fitted Imperial Cabinet red leather case

length 8.1cm, 8 1/4 in.

Excellent condition overall. Light surface scratching consistent with age and use.


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Presented to Vice Admiral Count Carl August Ehrensvärd (1858-1944) by Emperor Nicholas II during his state visit to Sweden in 1909

M. Ribbing, W. A. Bolin: Smycken & Sylver för tsarer, drottningar och andra, 200 Ar, St. Petersburg, Moskva, Stockholm, 1996, p. 99. illustrated
C. Bolin & P. Bulatov eds. W.A. Bolin, Bolin in Russia: Court jeweller late XIX-early XX centuries, New Hermitage-one, Moscow, 2001, pp. 26-28 & 125, no. 28 illustrated
U. Tillander-Godenhielm, The Russian Imperial Award System: 1894-1917, Vammalan Kirjapaino Oy, Vammala, 2005, pp. 347, 353-354, 483 & 527, illustrated
Bolin 200 Years, Stockholm, 1996, no. 65
Bolin in Russia: Court jeweller late XIX-early XX centuries, Moscow, 2001, no. 12