Russian Metal Artworks



    Russian Empire, Moscow


    Ivan Tarabrov gold and silverware workshop

    Silver, crystal, the Urals ornamental stones; faceting, casting, gilding, chasing

    Height 32.2 cm

    Marks: “И.Т."; tee and certification mark of Moscow District Assay Department of 1908-1917; Swedish import mark


    Cylindrical crystal pitcher, with the neck in silver rim, with spout, hinged lid with thumb ramp and ornately shaped handle in the Art Nouveau style. The pitcher body slightly expands to the bottom; it is decorated with geometric pattern. Ring-shaped rim of the neck is adorned with foliage motif with decorative inserts of stones in bezel setting. The pitcher lid with a branchlet-shaped stopper is decorated with the similar ornament with inserted stone. The pitcher handle is smooth and free of decor.