Russian Metal Artworks



    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg


    Silver, crystal; forge-rolling, carving, gilding

    Height 14 cm

    Marks: erased maker’s mark; certification marks of Saint-Petersburg district Assay office; silver alloy “84”


    Crystal spherical decanter, faceted with vertical stripes, with silver rim on the throat, with spout, hinged lid with thumb ramp and ornately shaped handle in the Neo Classical style. Smooth ring-shaped bottom rim is decorated with stripe of beads and forge-rolled frieze with palmettes images. Similar frieze adorns the hinged lid edge, the grip is in the form of cast knobble, and thumb ramp is in the form of a stylized palmette. The handle external side is ornamented with the branch with the image of laurel and rosette.