Russian Enamel

Small box

    Small box

    Russian Empire, Moscow


    Silver; painted filigree enamel, guilloche enamel, gilding

    1.8 x 5.2 x 7.3 cm

    Marks: “MC”; certification mark of Moscow District Assay Office 1908-1917 with alloy “84"; scratched number "3392C"


    Oval box, with a hinged lid, decorated in the Neo-Russian style with various types of polychrome enamels. The box sides are decorated with painted enamel patterns of herbs and flowers located on green and white-beige backgrounds, complemented by triangles with lilac enamel. Transparent blue enamel on the guilloche background adorn the lid of the box. A row of scanned rings with turquoise enamel and a row of lilac enamel patterns emphasizes its edge. The sides’ bottom and top edges and both lids are emphasized by scanned rope-shaped patterns. The color of enamels is based on the combination of blue, turquoise, green, white-beige, purple colors and their shades.