Russian Enamel

Salt cellar

    Salt cellar

    Russia, Moscow (?)


    Silver; enamel over filigree, painted enamel, filigree, chasing

    Hight 7.6 cm

    Marks: "E(?)R", T-shaped mark of Moscow (?) district Assay Department 1899-1908; alloy mark "84" (illegible)


    Salt cellar in the form of a low pot with beaded edge on three feet-balls in the Neo-Russian style. The salt cellar exterior is decorated with multi-coloured enamel-on-filigree pattern of large fancy leaves on helical stems, completed with inclusions of cabochon stones, against chiselled background. The salt cellar edge accentuated with two small filigree birds is ornated with a row of filigree arch frames filled with green or red-white enamel with geometric pattern.

    The enamel colour scheme is built on a combination of green, white, pink-red, blue, and lilac colours and shades.