A Russian Silver-Gilt and Enamel Punch Set

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Khlebnikov, Moscow, 1873/4

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Comprising Punch Bowl, Tray, and six small charki, with two larger charki and two saucers, all pieces enameled with multicolored scrolling foliage on gilded stippled grounds and mounted with borders of colored stones, the punch bowl lobed, the tray with six circular reserves to hold charki, the saucers each engraved with a presentation inscription, one in French, 'To the Diva, Adelina Patti, Souvenir of Moscow, 1874, Gabriel Saladovni-kov', the other in Russian with the words of the famous Russian folk song, "Nightingale, my Nightingale, where are you flying to and where will you sing throughout the night?"