Russian Enamel

Hexagonal box

    Hexagonal box

    Russian Empire

    Late 17th - early 18th centuries

    Silver, enamel; filigree enamel, filigree

    Height 8 cm


    Silver hexagonal box with hinged hexagonal lid, with a ball-shaped handle, on six feet. The entire surface of the box is covered with multicolor enamel pattern. The body edges are decorated with patterns of six-petal flowers with fancy leaves. Small leaves and curls are adorning the lid and handle of the box. The feet are in the form of fancy leaves with curly flowers. The body edges, lids and handles are emphasized with pearls-like beads. The enamels’ color scheme is based on a combination of turquoise, blue, green and black shades.