Lot 74 of 218:
Rare Russian Bible in striking binding  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,200
Estimate:
$2,000 - $3,000

Title:
New Testament in Russian, in velvet binding with hand-painted porcelain onlays on front cover
Author:
Place:
Russia
Publisher:
Date:
c.1890
Description:

Printed in red and black, with ornate border around each page. With 4 full-page copper engravings. (folio) 42x28 cm (16½x11"), velvet-covered wooden boards, with five hand-painted oval porcelain plaques set into ornate and jeweled metal frames on front cover; ornate stamped metal (silver plate?) corner protectors and central lozenge on rear cover, two metal hinges with clasps, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt.

Sumptuously bound Russian Bible, with hand-painted porcelain onlays of saints and biblical personages, including the central figure of Christ carrying a large wooden cross.

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Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some of the pile on the front cover is rubbed off, joints starting to split; three of the porcelain onlays with chips and cracks at the edges; overall very good, striking and quite uncommon.
 
Item number:
274812
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