Russian Empire, Moscow
Silver; cloisonné enamel; repoussé, gilding
12.2 x 9.4 x 7.3 cm
Marks: “П.ОВЧИННИКОВЪ”, two-headed eagle; "АК/1884", "88"; Moscow city coat of arms, Moscow city mark with alloy”88”
Casket-shaped chest with convex (so-called "humped") hinged lid, lateral movable handles and snap latch plate for padlock. The chest surface is richly decorated with the Russian style foliage pattern, realized in the cloisonné enamel technique with subsequent painting. The background is repoussed. The enamels color scheme is based on the combination of green, light green and pale blue colors and their shades.