Pair of Antique Russian Silver Caskets from the Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna Service
A Pair of Russian Silver Caskets from the Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna Service. Oval, each on four pairs of paw feet, issuing from lions’ masks, surmounted by fluted pilasters and military trophies, the lower scroll border centering the cipher of Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna beneath an Imperial crown, the hinged domed cover with bands of strap work and with gilt interior. The Grand Duchess (1819-1876) was the eldest daughter of Emperor Nicholas I.
By Russian Imperial Court Silversmiths Nicholls & Plincke
Workmaster Carl Tegelsten, St. Petersburg, 1839
Height: 6-¼ inches; length: 9-½ inches; width: 7-¾ inches