Russian Enamel

Miniature ladle

    Miniature ladle

    Russian Empire, Moscow


    Rückert Friedrich workshop

    Silver; painted filigree enamel, filigree, carving, gilding

    7.4 x 14.2 x 7.2 cm

    Marks: "ФР"; certification mark and tee of Moscow district Assay department in 1908-1917 with alloy “84” and Greek letter Delta


    Oval ladle, with high sides, on the base, with ornately shaped grip, made in the Neo-Russian style. 
    The ladle sides are decorated with multicolor painted filigree enamel garland comprised from large fancy flowers with leaves on thin stems.  The ladle base and edge are emphasized by filigree bundle and decorated with foliage ornament on green enamel background. Fancy enamel flower with stem and leaves adorns the ladle grip. The enamels color scheme is based on the combination of white, blue, green, turquoise, yellow, orange and red colors and their shades.