Russian Empire, Moscow
Shanks and Bolin firm, K. Lincke workshop
Silver, crystal; faceting, carving, gilding
Height 26.5 cm
Marks: firm: “SHANKS&BOLIN”; “ML”; “H.K./1887” (Moscow assay master N. Korbitskiy, 1886-1887), Moscow city coat of arms; silver alloy in oval shield ”84”
Crystal pitcher of ovoid shape, faceted with “diamonds” cut (the so-called “strawberry diamonds”), with silver rim on the throat, with spout, hinged lid with thumb ramp and geometrized handle. The throat rim, hinged lid and handle are smooth and décor free. Carved monogram “BE” is on the lid surface.