A SILVER-GILT AND CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL COFFEE AND TEA-SERVICE
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A SILVER-GILT AND CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL COFFEE AND TEA-SERVICE

MARKED P. OVCHINNIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1881 AND 1883

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A SILVER-GILT AND CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL COFFEE AND TEA-SERVICE
MARKED P. OVCHINNIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1881 AND 1883
Comprising a tapering coffee-pot, a teapot and a double-handled sugar-bowl, all with detachable covers, a similarly decorated cream-jug, all with geometric handles, a circular waste-bowl and a sugar-bowl with swing handle, a tea-strainer, sugar-tongs, shovel, and eleven teaspoons, all champlevé enamelled with stylized vari-coloured birds and butterflies, flowers and foliage in chinoiserie style on black enamel ground, within decorative borders of geometric motifs, with gilt interiors, coffee-pot and teapot with mother-of-pearl insulators, marked throughout
The coffee-pot 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high
80.24 oz. (2,495.7 gr.) gross
Provenance
Property of a Gentleman; Christie’s, New York, 20 April 2000, lot 14.
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Lot Essay

A comparable champlevé enamel tea and coffee service with similar chinoiserie designs from the Provatoroff Collection of Russian Works of Art, Icons and Pictures was sold Christie's, London, 20 November 1997, lot 425.

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