A steel jewel casketTula, circa 1810

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Lot 140*
A steel jewel casket
Tula, circa 1810

£ 20,000 - 30,000
US$ 25,000 - 38,000
A steel jewel casket
Tula, circa 1810
shaped ovoid tapering to a stepped square base supported on four compressed bun feet, the sides applied with parcel-gilt floral garlands and gilt tooling, the hinged dome cover opening to reveal mirror and decorated en-suite, the body flanked and surmounted by swing handles
height: 22cm (8 11/16in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Sotheby's, London, 26 November 2008, lot 123
    Private European Collection

    For a similar form in the State Historical Museum, Moscow, see гим 57892 мж 1585 illustrated in L. Dementieva et.al., 18th to 19th century Tula Artistic Steel, Moscow, 2015, pl. 196, p. 396.
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