Russian Metal Artworks

Tea caddy with detachable lid and cork

    Tea caddy with detachable lid and cork

    Russian Empire, Moscow


    Ovchinnikov factory

    Silver, glass, cork; gilding, casting, chasing

    Height 21 cm

    Marks: "АО"; certification mark of Moscow District Assay Department of 1908-1917; alloy number “84”


    Glass tetrahedral tea caddy with silver rim of cylindrical neck, a cork with ring and detachable dome-shaped lid in the Russian style. The neck ring-shaped rim is decorated with jagged pattern. The dome-shaped lid is adorned with frieze comprised of stylized rosettes, foliage ornament and row of beads; the grip is made in the form of a bud.