Russian Enamel

Salt-cellar on three ball-shaped feet

    Salt-cellar on three ball-shaped feet

    Russian Empire, Moscow


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

    Height 2.7 cm, diameter 5.2 cm

    Marks: “АЖ”; tee of Moscow district Assay department in 1908-1917 with alloy “84”


    Salt cellar in the shape of low pot on three ball-shaped feet, in the Neo-Russian style. Narrow vertical filigree enamel belts with geometric pattern in rectangular cells divide the surface of the salt cellar. Foliage patterns of multicolor filigree enamel comprised of small flowers, leaves and spiral curls are in all cells on repoussed background. The salt cellar bottom part is decorated by white enamel belt with geometric ornament. The enamels color scheme is built on the combination of turquoise, blue, white, green, purple and burgundy shades.