A FIVE-PIECE CLOISONNE ENAMELLED SILVER-GILT DESK SET

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marked with the imperial warrant of ovchinnikov, moscow, 1889, assaymaster a. romanov with later soviet marks

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Comprising a two-handled figural covered inkstand, a paperweight, ink-blotter and a pair of candleholders, each decorated with varicolored enamel, stylized flowers within beaded ovolu and entrelac, the ink-stand raised on an oval base supported by four bun feet, the slip-on cover applied with a silver child-hugging-dog finial, the shaped enamelled inkstand supporting a chased silver figure of a recumbent dog, mounted on a conforming red jasper base, the candleholders and ink-blotter enamelled en suite