a russian gilded silver sauce boat on stand from the orloff service, nichols and plinke, st. petersburg, 1859

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Oval sauce boat on spreading foot, the upper rim and handle realistically cast and chased with grape vines, the body with the Russian state coat-of-arms on a matted ground on both sides, the base and oval foot chased with rising palms and leaf tips, the stem with a row of applied beads, on attached shaped oval stand, edged with engraved C-scrolling within chased scroll-overlapped laurel borders, with inventory mark no. 283 incised and stamped on underside and number 10 stamped on base on stand

length 10 1/4 in. 26 cm