Russian Empire, Moscow
The 31st Artel
Silver, crystal, green stone (chrysolite?); faceting, forge-rolling, gilding
Height 13.5 cm
Artel mark – “31A”; certification marks of Moscow district Assay office in 1908-1917 - female head in kokoshnik, facing right with the dot on the nape; silver alloy “84”
Tetrahedral crystal inkpot, faceted with multi-beam stars and notches, with silver rim of the neck and flap lid in the Neo-Russian style. Ring-shaped rim is decorated with frieze with the image of semicircles. High flap made in the form of a bulbous head and crowned with decorative insert of transparent green stone, is ornamented with foliage-geometric pattern.