Russian Metal Artworks

Photo album

    Photo album

    Russia, Moscow


    Khlebnikov factory

    Silver, leather, paper; chromolithography, casting, chasing, engraving

    40.0 х 31.3 х 7.5 cm

    Marks: "ХЛEБНИКОВЪ", two-headed eagle; tee of Moscow district Assay office 1908-1917; silver alloy "84"


    Rectangular album in brown leather-bound, with a silver clasp, with twenty-five sheets with cut "windows" for photo cards. Each is decorated with landscape scenes or battle compositions by Russian artist N.N.Karazin (1842-1908), reproduced in the chromolithography technique. The top cover is decorated with onlay silver plate with relief image of horse hunting with hounds. The engraved inscriptions are located on the bottom part of the plate: " "ШТЕЙР № 62", "ВОДИТЕЛЮ ЭРНСТ ФРАНК", "Пролетарий Всех Стран Соединяйтесь / Н.К. /. The image of crossed anchors and the ax and an inscription beneath them oЦУМП / П.С / Всесоюз. Испытател. Авто-Мото-Пробег 1925 г. / Ленинград - Тифлис - Москва / 1-й ПРИЗ / ДЛЯ ЛЕГКОВ. АВТОМОБИЛЕЙ / 3й КАТЕГОРИИ / ЗА СОВОКУПНОСТЬ КАЧЕСТВ", "МЮТ / Москва Кузнецкий Мост". Four cast silver "beetles" of round form complemented by floral ornament are fixed on the bottom cover (small feet).