London, South Kensington
26 June 2007
A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT & CLOISONNE ENAMEL TEA CADDY,
MARK OF NIKOLAY SVEREV, 1896/1908,
Of octagonal panelled form with tapering panels to the hinged cover, decorated with alternate mint green & cream panels all filled with flowers in shaded polychrome enamels, the cover centred by a dark red circular panel with pink & lime green flower-head encircled by continuous deep blue scrolls, gilt interior, 4¼ in. high (11 cm.).
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