A silver presentation inkstand, Nikolai Nikitin, St Petersburg, 1876

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The inkwell cover cast as a military satchel and cap, the seal as a standing infantryman with matrix engraved with initals BGP (Cyrillic) beneath a nobleman's coronet, the bell cast as a drum with tripod bugle handle, on a rectangular base with pen tray, the front applied with a military trophy and engraved in Russian 'To Boris Gavrilovich Prokopeus/ from his loving comrades and colleagues', 84 standard
width 29cm, 11 1/2 in.