Russian Enamel



    Russia, Moscow (?)

    early 20th century

    Ovchinnikov factory

    Silver; enamel over filigree, filigree, chasing, gilding

    Length 11 cm


    Round stoup, on four ball feet, with flat figured handle, in the manner of the Russian enamels of the late 17th century. The stoup interior and exterior sides are decorated with filigree curves with stylised enamel flowers on the ends, located in reflective symmetry, against repousse background. The bottom, framed by a row of filigree rings with colored enamel and filigree braid, is decorated by a six-petal enamel over filigree on the green background flower rosette. The crown, both inside and outside, is accentuated with a girdle of geometric ornament (the so-called "scallops") with multi-coloured enamel. The enamel is completed with gold stars. The handle, framed with filigree braid, features a stylised palmetta over white enamel background. Ball feet are ornated with filigree.

      Enamels color scheme is built on the combination of white, green, turquoise, black and orange-red tints.


    The stoup was executed by the son of P.A. Ovchinnikov - Pavel Pavlovich, who studied at the Moscow Imperial Stroganov School and headed the father's business together with his brothers after his death in 1888.