Russian Enamel

Salt cellar

    Salt cellar

    Russia, Moscow


    Fabergé firm

    Silver; enamel over filigree, painted enamel, filigree, gilding

    Hight 4.4 cm

    Marks: "K. FABERGE", double-headed eagle; T-shaped mark of Moscow district Assay Department; silver alloy mark "84", inventory number "14316"


    Salt cellar in the shape of a low pot on a circular base, made in the Neo-Russian style. The salt cellar external surface is decorated with painted enamel-over-filigree girdle of floral design with an image of a large stylised pomegranate flower. Inside the salt cellar, a coin is soldered to its bottom - a Russian rouble of the 1860's and legends "B*M*EKATERINA*II*IMP*I SAMOD VSEROS" and "SPB". The coin is framed with filigree braid.

    The enamel colour scheme is built on a combination of blue, white, yellow, green and red tints.