Excitement was in the air at Weschler’s February 12th auction of European & American Furniture and Decorations including Asian Works of Art when a Russian silver gilt cloisonné and en-plein enamel casket went on the auction block. The casket, made by Antip Ivanovich Kuzmichev, Moscow, 1896-1908, garnered a lot of attention prior to the auction and once bidding began the casket soared past its estimate of $30,000-$50,000 and sold to an overseas phone bidder for $256,750.
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The throne of Tsar Nicholas II is on view at the Chateau de Versailles through June 19 as part of the show "Trones en Majeste."
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