Russian Enamel

Travel shot glasses in the form of a split egg

    Travel shot glasses in the form of a split egg

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg


    A. Lyubavin firm

    Silver, enamel; filigree enamel, repousse, gilding

    Height 10.6 cm

    Marks: “ЛЮБАВИНЪ”, two-headed eagle, tee of St. Petersburg district assay department in 1899-1908 with alloy "88"


    Egg-transformer having the form of an assembled Easter egg on circular base (stem) and when it is disassembled - two peculiar shot glasses. Shot glasses are on high profiled stems, one of which is detachable and retracts inside the egg. The shot glasses external surface is decorated with stylized enamel filigree foliage pattern with the image of four-petalled flowers and grass curls on repoussed background. The shot glasses crowns are emphasized by a row of filigree rings with blue enamel. The inscription in Cyrillic is on the crown of one shot glass. Colors of enamels are red, blue, turquoise, white and green.