Russian Empire, Moscow
The 14th Moscow jewellers artel
Silver, crystal; gilding, casting, faceting, carving
Height 15 cm
Artel mark: “14A”; certification mark of Moscow district Assay department in 1908-1917; silver alloy “84”
Crystal spherical decanter is faceted with ovals with asterial patterns inside and notches, with silver rimed neck, with spout, hinged lid and ornately shaped handle. The neck ring-shaped smooth rim, the handle and the lid are covered with carved image featuring stylized branch with leaves and curls. The grip on the lid is in the form of a plant curl as well.