An impressive early 20th century Russian gold and gem-set aide-memoire maker's mark 'VK', also impressed in cyrillic 'Burkgardt', '56' standard, St. Petersburg 1908 - 1917
Lot 43* Y
An impressive early 20th century Russian gold and gem-set aide-memoire
maker's mark 'VK', also impressed in cyrillic 'Burkgardt', '56' standard, St. Petersburg 1908 - 1917
Sold for £4,750 (US$ 7,983) inc. premium
Lot Details
An impressive early 20th century Russian gold and gem-set aide-memoire
maker's mark 'VK', also impressed in cyrillic 'Burkgardt', '56' standard, St. Petersburg 1908 - 1917
Rectangular form with curved corners, the all-over samorodok body inset with old-cut brilliant vari-colour diamonds, the clasp, pencil and thumbpieces inset with cabochon sapphires, opening to reveal gold-mounted ivory panel to one side and two vary-size compartments to the other, with angular carrying attachment and chain, length 9.2cm, weight total 218gms.

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  • PROVENANCE:
    Sale, Sotheby's New York, 6th December 1995, lot 360
    Private collection, Europe
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