Russian Empire, Moscow
Silver, crystal; faceting, casting, gilding
Height 22.3 cm
Marks: “П.ОВЧИННИКОВЪ”, “П.О”; two-headed eagle – The Russian Empire coat of arms and certification mark of Moscow District Assay Department of 1899-1908
Crystal spherical decanter, faceted with geometric pattern, with the neck in silver setting and spout, flap lid with thumb ramp and ornately shaped handle in the Art Nouveau style. The handle is made in the form of a plant stem, from which flowers with twigs descend to the smooth ring-shaped setting of the neck; a twig with leaf decorates the decanter lid as well and forms the thumb ramp.