RUSSIAN IMPERIAL SILVER CLOISONNE ENAMEL SPOON made by ANTIP KUSMICHEV
Beautiful Antique Imperial Russian 84 Silver Cloisonne Enamel Spoon.
Maker mark: AK (Antip Kuzmichev). Town mark: Moskow circa 1880.
SIZE: 3 x 3/4 in. Weight: 14 grams.
ESTIMATE PRICE: $400 - $450.
A few years ago the item made by Antip Kusmichev was sold on CHRISTIE for $52.500 (!!) - please see the screenshot.
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