AN UNUSUAL MASSIVE ROCK-CRYSTAL, SILVER AND LAPIS-LAZULI PAPERWEIGHT

by Nichols and Plinke, St. Petersburg, 1867, workmaster's initials PK

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Formed as a silver model of a reclining winged dragon, realistically chased and set with cabochon red stone eyes, clutching within its claws a large block of polished lapis-lazuli, applied with silver-gilt dates 1817-1867 (remainder of inscription missing), the dragon mounted on a large rock-crystal plinth