Russian Metal Artworks

Bowl for sweets

    Bowl for sweets

    Russia, Moscow

    Khlebnikov factory

    Crystal, silver; faceting, casting, chasing, presswork

    12.5 х 33.3 х 16.0 cm

    Marks: “ХЛЕБНИКОВЪ", “ИХ”; double-headed eagle; tee and identification mark of Moscow District Assay Administration of 1908-1917; Western Europe import mark


    Crystal oval vase with scalloped rim, faceted with diamond cut, on silver base and with two ornately shaped handles in the Neoclassical style. The base bottom part is decorated  by a frieze depicting stylized palmettas and ornamental belt comprised of flower garlands with the smooth medallion in the center surrounded with laurel wreath. The base upper part is decorated with relief ornament, comprised of paired swans with necks bent aside, holding a garland of laurel wreaths intertwined by ribbons, stylized palmettas and pearls-shaped belt separating the friezes. The handles are in the shape of acanthus leaves wreaths with the images of swans inside.