Russian Enamel

Miniature ladle

    Miniature ladle



    Silver; enamel over filigree, chasing, engraving, gilding

    Height 5 cm; length 9.5 cm

    Marks: "NA", T-shaped mark 1899 - 1908; silver assay mark "88" (unclear)


    Boat-shaped miniature ladle on a profiled circular tray, with shelf-like figured handle, with cast knobble on the spout, made in the Russian style. The crown, the figured handle, the lower part and the tray of the dipper are accentuated with a row of filigree rings with turquoise enamel. The walls are decorated with a garland of large fancy flowers with leaves on filigree stems, of enamel-over-filigree against chased background. The handle is ornated with enamel-over-filigree floral pattern on white background. The tray is decorated with a girdle of geometric scallop pattern. A monogram and inscription around the crown: "Zhordova 19 5/X 03" are inside the bucket.

    The enamel colour scheme is built on the combination of white, blue, turquoise, lilac and red tints.