Russian Metal Artworks

Desktop notepad with pencil

    Desktop notepad with pencil

    Russia, St. Petersburg


    Silver, wood, leather; casting, cutting, engraving

    16.0 х 13.5 см

    Marks: "МИ"; tee of St. Petersburg District Assay office:1899-1908; silver alloy: "84"


    Desktop pad is shaped as a book, consists of an upper hinged silver lid that is fixed on a pedestal-stand made of wood, with the authentic paper block with gilt edges and a side loop. A silver case with a pencil is inserted in it. The smooth surface of the lid is ornamented by onlay decorative hinges in the Russian style. The date is engraved in the center: "8.H.1903".