Russian Enamel

Tea caddy

    Tea caddy

    Russia, Moscow


    Nikolai Zverev silverware workshop

    Silver; cloisonne enamel, painted enamel, gilding

    Height 11 cm

    Marks: "НЗ"; tee of Moscow District Assay office 1908-1917 with silver alloy "84", "ИЛ"


    Tea caddy with octagonal body and a hinged lid. The surface of the caddy is ornated ith the Russian style painted  enamel pattern. The body and lid facets are decorated with fancy flowers in alternation on cream and light-green background with leaves on curved stems. Floral rosette on red background ornates the lid center.
    The enamels color scheme is based on the combination of white, cream, blue, turquoise, yellow, red-orange and purple shades.