A silver Imperial presentation racing trophy, Carl Tegelstein, St Petersburg, circa 1843

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Of tapering form, finely cast with scrolling acanthus leaves and flowers, flanked by handles formed from twisted vines, centred to one side with presentation inscription: Imperial / Racing Trophy / Lebedyany / 17th September 1843 in Cyrillic, to the other with the Imperial Eagle, the domed cover surmounted with a realistically cast sculpture of a horse, 84 standardheight: 44.5cm., 17½in