Russian Enamel

Round box with detachable lid

    Round box with detachable lid

    Russian Empire, Moscow

    Last quarter of the 19th century

    Khlebnikov factory

    Silver, enamel; filigree enamel, filigree, repousse, gilding

    Diameter 6.1 cm, height 3.0 cm

    Marks: “ИХ” (illegible), ХЛЕБНИКОВ, two-headed eagle; tee of Moscow city assay department; alloy "88"; coat of arms ; "swan in oval"; ally "80" and "8"


    Round bonbonniere, tapering upwards, with detachable lid, decorated in the Russian style with filigree enamel. The bonbonniere sides are decorated with the belt comprised of the row of paired fancy birds facing each other in ornamental frames, realized in white, red, blue and turquoise enamels. The sides’ bottom edge is emphasized by filigree bundle. Smooth medallion resembling quadrifoil is in the center. It is framed by the stylized floral-geometric ornament over repoussed background. The lid edge is emphasized by filigree bundle. The lid flange is decorated with thin filigree bundle and geometric ornament over blue background. The enamels color scheme on the lid is based on the combination of blue, turquoise, white and red shades.