A Russian silver gilt and guilloché, champlevé, cloisonné, and plique-à-jour enamel sherbet cup and underplate, Khlebnikov, Moscow, 1899-1908, together with a silver gilt and guilloché, champlevé, cloisonné, and plique-à-jour enamel spoon by Feodor Rückert, Moscow, 1899-1908. The bowl of the sherbet cup and rim of the plate enameled with scrolling floral and foliate plique-à-jour, the interior of the bowl and inner band of the plate’s rim with cerulean blue enamel over a wavy engine-turned ground, exterior of the bowl, stem, and foot, as well as the center of the plate with champlevé enamel interlace ornament in shades of cornflower blue, pale turquoise, green, red, and cream, the bowl supported on three beaded and foliate arms rising from a hexagonal knop at the top of the stem enameled with shields of the cities of Moscow, Kazan, and Nizhnii Novgorod, the spoon with conforming ornament. All three pieces marked with maker’s marks and 88 standard. Height of cup: 6 3/4 in. Diameter of saucer: 7 1/2 in. Length of spoon: 5 5/8 in.
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