Russian Enamel

Coin holder with the inscription in Cyrillic

    Coin holder with the inscription in Cyrillic

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    The 1890s

    Silver; champleve enamel, carving

    Height 7.8 cm

    Marks: "OM"; “84”; St. Petersburg coat of arms


    Coin holder is a container for small coins of various denominations in the form of cylindrical column with a spring on each side. Round smooth plate that corresponds to a coin diameter is soldered to each spring. The coin holder surface is decorated with enamel geometric pattern, realized in the Russian style. The words of the proverb in Cyrillic are on the coin holder top and bottom parts. The enamels color scheme is based on the combination of red, turquoise, blue and white tints.