Russian Metal Artworks

Electrical desktop bell

    Electrical desktop bell

    Russia, St. Petersburg


    Silver, ornamental and semi-precious gems; casting, repousse, carving, gilding

    Diameter 6.7 cm

    Marks: НЛ(?); tee of St. Petersburg district Assay office 1899-1908; silver alloy "88"


    Electrical desk top bell on round base, mottled red agate dome with foliate gilt-silver spray.  Call button is red gem-cabochon. The dome shaped base of the bell is of red-brown ornamental stone with yellow-grey foliate inserts. It is decorated with silver-filled ornament in the Modern style.