An Imperial silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel triptych icon, Khlebnikov, Moscow, 1886

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Formed as a cusped ogee arch between two stylised columns, enamelled in pan-Slavic taste with turquoise, blue, white and red trellis between scrolling leaf and flowerhead borders, the interior panels enamelled en plein with Saint Nicholas the Miracleworker flanked by Saint Alexander Nevsky and Saint Mary Magdalene, the reverse engraved with presentation inscription 'To His Imperial Highness the Tsarevich/ Nicholas Alexandrovich/ from the Moscow Bourgeois Society/ May 1886', 88 standard
height 34cm, 13 1/2 in.