Three pairs of Russian cloisonne enamel sugar tongs and one pair of niello tongs

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TWO PAIRS WITH CYRILLIC MARK OF NIKOLAI ALEKSEEV, MOSCOW, 1908-1917; ONE WITH CYRILLIC MARK OF IVAN SALTIKOV, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1890; NIELLO PAIR WITH CYRILLIC MARK OF VASILII SEMENOV, MOSCOW, 1874

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Three pairs of Russian cloisonne enamel sugar tongs and one pair of niello tongs

Two pairs with Cyrillic mark of Nikolai Alekseev, Moscow, 1908-1917; one with Cyrillic mark of Ivan Saltikov, Moscow, circa 1890; niello pair with Cyrillic mark of Vasilii Semenov, Moscow, 1874

One pair with vari-coloured enamel floral scrolls on stippled ground in white pellet border; the second with laurel leaf and stylised flowers in turquoise pellet border; another with scrolling floral design in blue borders; the niello tongs decorated with arabesques, marked on stem or cusp

5 3/8in. (12.8cm.) and smaller.

See Illustration page 33 (4)