A Russian gilt bronze grouping depicting the three horse troika with an "izvozchik" (извозчик) and his passenger. An "izvozchik" is a cabby, or coachman. Over 100 years ago, the main form of urban transport was a cab driver. The very fine casting is mounted on marble clad with malachite, and surrounded by a brass frame with ball feet. 9¾"x8"x5¼" tall. Weighs almost 10 pounds. Casting is in very good condition. Cladding has been repaired in places along the edges and corners. These types of groupings keep going up in value. 1 only.
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