AN ENAMEL CASKET

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Of Octagonal form, the lid decorated with raised trophies and urns filled with scrolling foliage reserved against a white ground and showing traces of silver foil, the sides similarly decorated with gruesome hunting scenes, raised on four enamelled bracket supports, later silver-coloured metal mounts, probably Veliki listing, c. 1765, damaged and restored. See Tamara Talbot Rice, A Concise History of Russian Art, London, 1963, p. 200, plate 180 and Sotheby's Geneva, 11th November, 1981, lot 431, for illustrations of similarly enamelled objects.