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Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970

An exceptional, fine and impressive vintage Russian silver gilt and polychrome cloisonne enamel tea strainer; an addition to our silver teaware collection

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Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer - Vintage Circa 1970

Description


This exceptional vintage Russian silver gilt and polychrome cloisonné enamel tea strainer has a circular rounded form.


The bowl of the tea strainer is embellished with a pierced concentric circular design, encircled with dual bands of white enamel bead motifs to the rim.


The tapering handle is embellished with an impressive cloisonné enamel floral and foliate design in tones of blue and green, accented with further bands of white enamel circular motifs encompassing the concave thumbpiece.


The enamel segments are encompassed with applied silver paralleling rope twist ornamentation.

This fine Russian silver enamel tea strainer retains the original gilding.


The hallmarks to the reverse surface of the bowl include:

Maker's mark: ЛЮЗ (Untraced)

Soviet silver mark: Hammer and sickle star emblem

Assay mark: Л (Leningrad*)

Silver quality/purity mark: 916 (916/1000)


* The modern day city name of Lenigrad is St. Petersburg.


View the full collection of teaware available at AC Silver


Condition


This vintage Russian silver enamel tea strainer is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The enamel is in perfect condition.

The Russian hallmarks struck to the reverse of the strainer bowl are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of vintage silverware.


Dimensions


Length 11.5cm/4.5"

Width 6.6cm/2.6"

Height 1.8cm/0.7"


Weight


1.6 troy ounces/50.2g

 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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