Sold for £1,000
Small chip to lid rear left when viewed face on, also to front centre right; apparently reglued chip, spreading hairlines and further small crack to body right side wall applying to interior and exterior; minute chips rear right side lid and body; minute abrasions to base rim rear right; very slight lifting to rear metal mount left end by the small chip;dust and dirt around the applied eagle; small chips around interior rim both lid and body; surface pitting and natural fissures, tarnish and discolouration to metal mounts; approximately 5.2cm high, 12.5cm deep; very slight movement when on a flat surface; images illustrating these points available on our website
RUSSIAN IMPERIAL MALACHITE CASKET,
of oblong form, the hinged cover mounted with Russian imperial double-headed eagle, on four scrolling bracket feet, 16.7cm wide
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