A Russian gilded silver, shaded cloisonné, guilloché, and en plein (pictorial) enamel casket, 11th Artel, Moscow, 1908-1917. Oblong, on four bracket feet, the sides with roundels enclosing multi-color stylized flower-heads among foliate scrolls and strapwork, the corners with stylized flowers against a light blue ground, the cover of the hinged lid with a matte en plein enamel plaque depicting a troika in a winter landscape within a geometric motif border, the interior of the cover enameled in translucent turquoise over a wavy guilloché ground. Struck with maker’s mark and 84 silver fineness standard (equivalent to 875), the hallmark canceled, indicating that the item was exported before 1917. Dimensions: 2 1/4 in. H x 6 in. W x 3 3/4 in. D (5.7 x 15.2 x 9.5 cm).
Illustrated: Reproduced in Gerard Hill, G.G. Smorodinova, and B.L. Ulyanova, Fabergé and the Russian Master Goldsmiths, NY, 1989, pl. 111.
Sotheby’s New York, 13 June 1990, lot 352.
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