A parcel-gilt oxidised silver and hardstone desk seal cast as a bogatyr, Samuel Arndt, St Petersburg, circa 1860, retailed by Nicholls & Plincke
the bearded Russian warrior standing in full armour on a rocky outcrop, blank carnelian matrix, the original red leather case stamped on the base for 'Nicholls & Plincke / Magazin Anglais / à Saint Petersbourg'
10.5cm., 4 1/8 in. high
199gr., 6oz. 8dwt.