Russian Enamel

Tray (from the cruchon set)

    Tray (from the cruchon set)

    Russia, Moscow

    last quarter of the 19th century

    Ovchinnikov factory

    Silver; enamel over filigree, chasing, gold plating

    Diameter 50 cm

    Marks: "P.OVCHINNIKOV"; double-headed eagle; Moscow city emblem; "84"


    Round tray from a cruchon set with wide welt and wavy edge, on four feet in the form of oblate balls, made in the Russian style. A round stepped protrusion for the cruchon bowl (usually in the form of a grace cup), decorated with filigree petal rosette with pink and yellow enamel is in the centre of the tray.  Eight similar but smaller circles for stoups, with almandine cabochon insets between them surround the protrusion. The tray welt, beddings for the bowl and cups are decorated with stylised filigree floral and geometrical ornaments, filled with lilac-pink, yellow, white, tile-red, brown, different shades of green, navy and blue enamels. Inserts of Ural semi-precious stones - sards and chrysoprases are between oval curls on the tray edge. The settings of all gems are decorated with scallop ornament with white enamel.