Russian Metal Artworks



    Russia, Kiev


    Silver, coconut; casting, chasing, rolling

    Height 20 cm

    Marks: coat of arms of Kiev with the date 1852, "84", "A.X / ..." (battered)


    Silver cup with a coconut bowl and detachable lid, with silver rim of the neck and round stepped base and a stem. The edges of the smooth coconut bowl and lid are covered with silver stripe with floral ornament. The bowl body is decorated with plated silver vignette with chased floral pattern. The similar oval vignette, crowned with a pear, is on the detachable lid. The base of the cup is decorated with chased ornament comprised of stylized shells, waves and curls. The stem is in the form of two intertwisted sculptured fishes. Fishtails support the bowl base. Ornamentation of the cup is in the Historism style.