Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia: An Imperial silver triptych icon, Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1897

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In Old Russian style, with two folding panels forming a cusped ogee arch, raised bracket hinges and clasp, the reverse engraved in Russian ‘Parents’ Blessings to a Son/ Andrei Alexandrovich/ born 12 January 1897’ below a budded cross and hinged hanging loop, the central interior painted with St Andrew flanked by St Xenia and St Alexander, within scroll borders on gilt grounds, 84 standard, in original Ovchinnikov wood case, the silk lining inscribed in ink with initials A.A., and with original Ovchinnikov cardboard box
height 22cm, 8 1/2 in., width open 28cm, 11in.