24 November 2008
A silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel coffee-pot
mark of Antip Ivanovich Kuzmichev, Moscow, circa 1890, stamped Made for Tiffany & Co, with scratched inventory number 503
On circular foot, the lower section with eight ogee arched reserves of stylized floral scrolls, with twisted pillasters between, the curved spout and scroll handle issuing from opposite sides with bands of geometric designs and pellets similar to the facetted upper section, with chevron and pellet rim, the detachable double-domed cover with corresponding enamel, all on stippled grounds, the finial formed as a basket of flowers, marked under base and on rim of lid
7¼ in. (8.5 cm.) high
For a similar enamel coffe-pot see: A. von Solodkov, Russian Gold and Silver, London, 1981, page 44, plate 51.
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