Russian Enamel

Travel shot glasses in the form of a split egg

    Travel shot glasses in the form of a split egg

    Russian Empire, Moscow

    1908-1917 Kurlyukov firm

    Kurlyukov firm

    Silver, enamel; filigree enamel, repousse, gilding

    Height 10.6 cm

    Marks: “ОК”; tee of Moscow district assay department in 1908-1917 with alloy "84"


    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 foliage filigree patterns comprised from fancy flowers in three-bladed frames; ornamental rosette is on shot glasses low part. 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 of the glasses. Colors of enamels are red, navy, turquoise, white, green, lilac and their shades.