Russian Metal Artworks

Coffee set with Moscow views and monogram "OC"

    Coffee set with Moscow views and monogram "OC"


    Kurlyukov firm, Maria Semenova silverware factory

    Silver; hand tapping, carving, niello, repousse, gilding

    Coffee pot - 17.5 x 15 x 9.5 cm; Sugar bowl 11.5 x 13.5 x 11 cm; Biscuit bowl - 16.5 x 22.3 x 15.5 cm; Milk jug - 7 x 10 x 7 cm (each); Large glass holder - 6.5 x 8.5 x 6 cm (each); Small glass holder - 5.5 x 8 x 5.6 cm (each)

    Marks: Bowl for biscuits - "О.КУРЛЮКОВЪ", "МС", "А.А/1895", "84", Moscow coat of arms; glass holders (small) - "О.КУРЛЮКОВЪ", "МС", Moscow city mark with alloy number "84"; tee of Moscow district Assay Department of 1898 with alloy number "84"; glass holders (large) - "О.КУРЛЮКОВЪ", "МС", tee of Moscow District Assay Department of 1899-1908 with alloy number "84"; coffee pot, sugar bowl, cream pitchers - "О.КУРЛЮКОВЪ", "МС", Identification mark and tee of Moscow District Assay Department of 1908-1917 with alloy number "84"; coffee spoons - "МС", tee of Moscow District assay Department of 1899-1908 with assay number "84"; sugar spoons - "МС", tee of Moscow District Assay department of 1908-1917 with alloy number "84"


    Silver coffee set, gilded is comprised of nineteen items: coffee pot with removable lid, sugar bowl with removable lid, biscuit bowl, two creamers, six glass holders of two sizes, six coffee spoons and two spoons for sugar. The coffee pot, sugar bowl and creamers are of conical shape, with one (coffee pot, creamers) or two side handles (sugar bowl) with ivory insertions (coffee pot). Removable lids of the coffee pot and sugar bowl have a grip in the form of smooth cast cone, separated by ivory insert. Glass holders of cylindrical shape, on smooth profiled socles, with S-shaped handle and a plate-shaped emphasis for the thumb. Oval-shaped biscuit bowl on smooth socle, with an arched hinged handle. Coffee spoons - with oval smooth hollow cups and twisted handles, with cone-shaped crowns. Sugar spoons - with hollow round smooth deep cups and twisted handles crowned with smooth cast knobs. All items in the set are decorated with smooth round (glass holders, sugar bowl), oval (coffee pot, creamer) or curly (creamer) medallions surrounded by the stylized black floral ornament on repousse background. Carved monogram “OC” and niello engravings with the images of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Resurrection (Iverskiy) the Kitaygorodskiy wall gate, the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, the Spasskaya Tower of the Moscow Kremlin, the Grand Kremlin Palace views from the Sofia Embankment and Moscow Kremlin panorama from the Sofiyskaya Embankment.

          The set is made in the Russian style and is comprised of objects created during the years 1896-1917. Often being a presentation gift or a family heirloom, which was inherited, such sets could be supplemented over time with some new objects, which explains the dating and some differences in ornamentation.