A SILVER-GILT CLOISONNE AND PICTORIAL ENAMEL TRIPTYCH ICON, KHLEBNIKOV, MOSCOW, 1899-1908

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Property from an Important Private Collection A SILVER-GILT CLOISONNE AND PICTORIAL ENAMEL TRIPTYCH ICON, KHLEBNIKOV, MOSCOW, 1899-1908 shaped as an ogee arch, the hinges moulded as columns, the frames enamelled in traditional shades of opaque blue and white on gilt grounds, the interior panels enamelled en plein with the Ascension of Christ flanked by Saint Prince Alexander Nevsky and Saint Blessed Xenia, the lower skirt titled The Saratov Nobility, the reverse of the hinged panels engraved with a Russian revival style ornament, struck on each panel with Khlebnikov in Cyrillic under the Imperial warrant, 84 standard opened: 33.2 by 32cm, 13 by 12%in.