Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg
The 2nd Artistic artel
Silver, crystal, enamel; engraving, gilding, presswork, enamel over guilloche
Height 14.5 cm
The artel mark: “2XA”, certificate marks of Saint-Petersburg district assay department in 1908-1917; silver alloy “84”
Paired crystal decanters of spherical shape, faceted with geometrical pattern comprised of stars, with silver-rimmed high necks with spouts, hinged lids with thumb ramps and handles. The rims of ring-shaped necks and handles are smooth and décor free. The decanters lids are adorned with round medallions with of silver dimes inserts of 1748 with the image of Empress Elizabeth Petrovna on red enamel background.