Russian Enamel

Oval box with enamel miniature "Pansies"

    Oval box with enamel miniature "Pansies"


    Ivan Saltykov gold and silverware workshop

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

    2 x 5.7 x 4x 5 cm

    Marks: “ИС”, tee of Moscow district Assay department in 1899-1908 with alloy “84”


    Oval silver box, gilded inside with the hinged lid, decorated with enamel picture in the Neo-Russian style. Painted enamel floral composition featuring pansies is on the lid. The belt of filigree rings filled with turquoise enamel frames it. The box walls are decorated with fancy leaves and belt with geometric scallop ornament on repousse background. Filigree bundles emphasize the base and lid. The enamels color scheme is based on the combination of green, pink, red, white, blue, violet and yellow shades.