a silver Imperial presentation racing trophy, Carl Tegelstein, St Petersburg, circa 1843

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Of baluster form, the body finely cast with scrolling acanthus leaves and flowers, flanked by handles formed as twisted vines, centred to one side with presentation inscription in Russian: 'Imperial / Racing Trophy / Ledebyan / 17th September 1843' , the other with an Imperial eagle, the domed cover surmounted with a realistically cast model of a horse, 84 standard

Height: 44.5cm, 17 1/2 in.