Russian Enamel

Table clock

    Table clock

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg


    Ivan Britzen gold and silverware workshop "Russian enamel"

    Enamel, silver, gold, ivory; chasing, casting, presswork, enamel over guilloche

    15.0 x 8.5 cm

    Marks: “БРИЦЫНЪ”; “И.Б”; tee and certification mark of St. Petersburg District Assay Department of 1908-1917; alloy number"88"; No."К 11 682 М"

    Table clock, made of silver with enamel, with ornately shaped silver kickstand on the rear side, closed with ivory plate. Round enamel dial, with black hour scale marks and gilded openwork hands, is rimmed with a row of small pearl-like beads and is inserted in rectangular frame. The frame surface is decorated with two types of guilloche ornament, covered with opal (background) and blue transparent (edge) enamels, and with onlay two-color gold hanging garlands, wreath with roses, wind-blown ribbon, branches with leaves, and stylized vine on the ribbon. The frame corners are emphasized with light green enamel squares with gilded rosettes in the center. The clock décor is in the Neoclassical style.