A SILVER-GILT COVERED SALT CELLAR

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MAKER'S MARK CYRILLIC 'A.G', PROBABLY FOR ALEXANDER GILDEBRAND, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1795

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A SILVER-GILT COVERED SALT CELLAR
MAKER'S MARK CYRILLIC 'A.G', PROBABLY FOR ALEXANDER GILDEBRAND, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1795
Shaped as a vase, on a square foot, the body finely cast and chased with acanthus and laurel bands, the foot decorated with stylised leaves, the detachable cover similarly decorated, surmounted by an Imperial double-headed eagle, marked throughout, engraved and stamped with palace inventory number Cyrillic 'Im. Al. P.16' on cover and base
7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high
10.8 oz. (336 gr.)