FINE RUSSIAN SILVER, PARTLY GILDED SCULPTURE OF PETER THE GREAT: A YACHTING TROPHY

St. Petersburg, 1852

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Peter the Great depicted full-length wearing a crown of laurel, an open book on a pedestal by his side, the plinth fluted and with an upper border of ribbon-tied berried foliage, the lower border chased with acanthus leaves, applied at the front with the Imperial Russian Eagle, the back with a shield inscribed in Cyrillic, "Yacht Georgian, F.K. Bird, 24 June 1956," sign Vaillant.