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    An Orson Welles Set of Decorative Metal Boxes. The first small, made of silver, illegible engraving on top and bottom, Russian hallmark, stamped "84," a gift from Feodor Chaliapin [the celebrated Russian opera singer] to Welles' mother, Beatrice -- Chaliapin visited her in Chicago many times when Welles was a young boy; the second much larger, detailed foliage design on all sides, possible Turkish hallmark, bought by Welles while he was filming "Othello" in 1952; included with a letter from Beatrice Welles indicating she consigned this lot directly to Heritage Auctions. (Please note both boxes have dents and scratches due to age and use.)
    4" x 6" x 3" and smaller

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2014
    26th-27th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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