Western European Metal Artworks

The bowl for sweets

    The bowl for sweets


    early 20th century

    unknown author

    Silver, crystal; faceting, casting, chasing, carving

    Height 30 cm

    Marks: german silver alloy "875", Russian mark for imported goods 1899-1908; "БР.ГРАЧЁВЫ"


    The presented vase was sold through the Grachev brothers company's store and belonged to those imported products that the company included in its product mix, marking it by the own responsibility stamp, along with the customs mark. This practice was widespread among the Russian jewelry firms in the late19th - early 20th centuries.

    Crystal round vase, with ornamental faceting, with removable lid, on the silver base on four feet in the Rococo Revival style.

    The base stand is made in the form of a cupid figure, holding a flower in his raised hand. Rocaille compositions are used in the feet decoration. Numbers "1902" are engraved on the base.