Russian Empire, Moscow
Last quarter of the 19th century
Silver; enamel over filigree, painted enamel, filigree
Height 5.7 cm; length 11.8 cm
Marks: " П. ОВЧИННИКОВЪ", double-headed eagle; "ПО", "ФР", "88", Moscow city emblem, “88”
Boat-shaped ladle on circular base, with high convex sides, and boot-shaped handle, decorated with multicoloured enamel-over-filigree background, with painted finishing in the Neo Russian style. The crown is accentuated with a filigree braid. The ladle sides are decorated with fancy flowers with curved leaves on green background. The image of a cock in herbal patterns is beneath the ladle spout with curved finial. Stylized flowers and buds on green background decorate the ladle handle, its edges are accentuated by filigree braid and a row of filigree rings with blue enamel.
The enamel colour scheme is built on the combination of green, white, pink-red, yellow-orange, navy-blue and black tints.