Auction 2 RUSSIAN and EUROPEAN COLLECTIBLES
Sunday, 26.5.19
USA
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LOT 88:

OVCHINNIKOV - RUSSIAN IMPERIAL SILVER SNUFF BOX

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Start price:
$ 1,850
Estimated price:
$3000 - $4000
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OVCHINNIKOV - RUSSIAN IMPERIAL SILVER ENAMEL SNUFF BOX
Mark of Pavel Ovchinnikov with Imperial Warrant, Moscow, Late 19th Century.
The case lid centered with a polychrome enamel roundel among enameled tracery and foliate decoration on an engine-turned ground.
The reverse with an erased cartouche among floral and foliate engraved decoration. Marked with '84' standard on interior lid rim.
SIZE: Width 3 3/8 inches, weight: 5 ozt and 7 dwts in gross (162 grams).
ESTIMATE PRICE: $3000 - $4000.
It is a great INVESTMENT.
Recently snuff box made by Pavel Ovchinnikov was sold on Live Auctioneer for $3000, right now other item made by the same silvermaster is selling for $40.000 (!!) - please see the screenshots.
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HISTORY: Jeweller, silversmith, goldsmith, enameller, merchant, industrialist. Born in the family of a serf called Akim Ovchinnikov in the village of Otradnoe in Moscow Province (1830). Sent by Prince Dmitry Volkonsky to study in Moscow (1842), where he served as an apprentice in the jewellery workshop of his brother Andrei (1844-50). Emancipated from serfdom (1850) and married a woman called Marfa (1850). Opened his own workshop with his wife’s dowry of a thousand roubles (1851). Acquired his brother’s workshop and opened a factory on First Goncharny (Potters) Lane in Taganka (1853). Employed a staff of four hundred (1854) and six hundred craftsmen and apprentices (1855). Appointed official purveyor to the future Tsar Alexander III (1865), King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1873), Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich (1878) and King Christian IX of Denmark (1888). Awarded the Legion d'honneur (1867) and the Order of the Iron Crown (1873). Founded a school for 130 goldsmiths and silversmiths (1871). Opened a factory and shops in St Petersburg at 35 Bolshaya Morskaya Street (1873) and the former premises of Sazikov at 29 Bolshaya Morskaya Street (1900). Member of the Moscow City Duma (1876-88). Died and buried at Kalitniki (Moneybags) Cemetery in Moscow (1888), where his work was continued by his sons Mikhail, Alexander, Pavel and Nikolai (1888-1917). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1865).

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