Russian Enamel



    Russia, Moscow


    Rückert Friedrich workshop

    Silver; enamel over filigree, painted enamel, filigree

    Height 4.7cm; length 11.2 cm

    Marks: "FR", T-shaped mark of Saint-Petersburg district Assay Department 1899 - 1908, silver alloy mark "88"


    Boat-shaped ladle with high sides, on a tray, with boot-shaped grip, decorated with enamel-over-filigree pattern in the Neo-Russian style. The ladle handle emphasised by filigree braid, is decorated with a stylised flower with carved leaves on the creamy background. Corners of the boot handle are covered with semi-circular plates with geometric ornament. The crown is accentuated with a filigree braid. The lateral sides are decorated with six petal flower rosettes framed by carved leaves against the navy background. Under the ladle spout and handle, there are round medallions with the picture of a stylised bird (under the spout) and foliage design (under the handle). The remaining space is poured with cream enamel that serves as the background for patterns of six-petal rosettes, stylised fir trees and filigree curves.

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