Russian Metal Artworks

Vase for sweets

    Vase for sweets

    Russian Empire, Moscow

    Khlebnikov factory

    Silver, gold, crystal; faceting, casting, gilding, chasing, presswork, forge-rolling

    5.5 x 21.7 x 13.2

    Marksof the firm – “ХЛЕБНИКОВЪ”, two-headed eagle –Russian Empire coat of arms, mark of the Imperial Court supplier; certification mark of Moscow district Assay office in 1908-1917 with silver alloy “84”


    Crystal roundish vase faceted with notches, with “brilliant-cut” and multi-beam rossete on the bottom, with silver rim along the edge and two handles in the Historism style. Ring-shaped rim is decorated with frieze featuring a belt of laurel leaves with tangled ribbons. Ten ruble gold coins of 1899 with the portrait of Emperor Nicolas II are inserted into the flat handles in the form of ribbons with stylized foliage motifs.