A jewelled gold and nephrite Imperial presentation snuff box, Koechli, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
Lot 173*
A jewelled gold and nephrite Imperial presentation snuff boxFriedrich Koechli, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
Sold for £103,250 (US$ 173,365) inc. premium
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A jewelled gold and nephrite Imperial presentation snuff box, Koechli, St. Petersburg, circa 1890 A jewelled gold and nephrite Imperial presentation snuff box, Koechli, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
Lot Details
A jewelled gold and nephrite Imperial presentation snuff box
Friedrich Koechli, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
of oval shape, the cover with a carved nephrite panel mounted with diamond-set monogram of Nicholas II within diamond-set wreath, the border of the cover further enriched with gold-set diamond tendrils, the side of the box decorated with foliate swags, 56 standard
length: 7.8cm (3in).

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  • PROVENANCE:
    Sotheby's, New York, 6 December 1995, lot 400
    European Private Collection

    LITERATURE:
    Alexander von Solodkoff, Russian Gold and Silverwork, p. 156, pl. 212
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