Russian Empire, Moscow
Nikolai Zverev silverware workshop
Silver, enamel, fabric, paper; filigree enamel, filigree, repousse, gilding
1.8 x 7.8 x 6.3 cm
Marks: “НЗ”, tee of Moscow District Assay department in 1908-1917 with alloy “84”. Tee of Moscow District Assay department of the Soviet period
Rectangular silver purse, with rounded corners, consisting of two flaps (lids) with snap shutter, with three inner compartments, covered with red fabric. Both flaps are similarly decorated in the Russian style with Filigree enamel pattern comprised of interwoven stems with curly leaves and small flowers over repousse background. Filigree rings belt with turquoise enamel is along the flaps (lids) edges, The enamels color scheme is based on the combination of red, white, blue, blue, turquoise, green and purple shades.