Russian Enamel

Salt cellar

    Salt cellar

    Russia, St. Petersburg

    Last quarter of the 19th century

    Silver; champleve enamel, carving, chasing, gilding

    Height 4.2 cm

    Marks: "TN", "88", Saint-Petersburg city emblem


    Round salt cellar on three figured feet, in the Russian style. The salt cellar surface is decorated with a girdle of geometrical floral pattern of semi-circles and rosettes, hexagrams, curves of champleve enamel of white, blue, turquoise, green, black and red colours. Ornately-shaped feet are in the form of blue enamel oval links joint with one another.