A set of twelve gilded silver, champlevé, guilloché, and plique-à-jour enamel spoons, Khlebnikov, Moscow, 1908-1917, retailed by Tiffany & Co. The set decorated as a demi-harlequin set, with six of the spoons enameled in one color scheme and the remaining six in another. The reverse of the egg-shaped bowls and both sides of the flat, shaped handles enameled with stylized floral and geometric motifs in shades of blue, red, green, and cream in champlevé, the ornament framing an abstracted foliate form enameled in lime green or strawberry red over an engine-turned ground, the bowls pierced with foliate ornament enameled in brightly-colored plique-à-jour, and with twist handles. The interiors of the bowls engraved with a monogram, the set contained in an original gilt-stamped fitted box of the retailer Tiffany & Co. lined in green silk. Struck with maker’s marks, 88 silver standard (equivalent to 916.6), and with the symbol of the Moscow District Assay office canceled according to rules governing items being exported for sale. Length of each spoon: 5 1/8 in. (13.2 cm).
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