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A Russian gilded silver & shaded cloisonné enamel three-piece tea set, Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1899-1908. Comprising a teapot, covered sugar bowl, & milk jug, the exteriors enameled with arched panels with brightly-colored stylized flowers against alternating cream & pale pink grounds, set with cinnamon brown borders applied with scroll & bead ornament, the upper rim with stylized blossoms against a pale green ground, the teapot & lid of the sugar bowl with enamel ornament set with gold paillons. Struck with maker’s mark & 84 silver fineness standard. Height of teapot 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm).
For an identical three-piece tea set by Ovchinnikov, possibly this group, see Sotheby’s New York, 15 December 1989, lot 343.
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