Russian Enamel

Purse with the owner’s (?) inscription on the reserve

    Purse with the owner’s (?) inscription on the reserve

    Russian Empire, Moscow


    Silver, enamel; filigree enamel, filigree, gilding, engraving

    5.5 х 7.3 х 1.3 cm

    5.5 х 7.3 х 1.3 cm Marks: “МП”; identification mark and tee of Moscow district Assay department 1899-1908 with alloy "84"


    Rectangular purse with rounded corners, consisting of two flaps (lids) with snap shutter, decorated in the Russian style with filigree enamel. Both flaps (lids) are adorned with rectangular smooth reserves formed by narrow belts of filigree rings with blue enamel located on four sides and wide white enamel belts with multicolor enamel garland comprised from flowers with leaves on filigree stems. There is The inscription in Cyrillic is engraved in the medallion on one of the lids’ smooth reserve. The enamels color scheme is based on the combination of white, navy, turquoise, blue, green, red and purple shades.