Condition Report

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Fine decorative casket, Moscow, 1908-17; Curly maple, repoussé silver, carnelian, enamel; Stamped maker and artist marks, imperial warrant 84 silver; 10" x 10 3/4" x 8"; Provenance: Collection of Jerome Shaw, Florida

Sale Price: $45,000

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Condition Report

All carnelians appear to be original and are in good condition, one is slightly more orange than the others. All enamel is intact and in good condition. Uppermost level: minor crack/wear and associated old repair to one corner of lid, patina and hinges are original and in good condition. Missing one set screw on interior of lid. Middle level: one tiny pin-hole to silver in one corner, a few minor areas of lifting to corners, lock cover is missing. Lower level: one very small area has remnants of paint transfer, small repairs to two feet, small lead repair to front medallion directly below horse (about 1/4"). Some very minor seam separations to wood elements near base. Three decorative dragon-head elements on handles were professionally replaced. Complete with two keys (one key missing its bit). Locking mechanism on middle level functions but does not remain locked.