These exceptional vintage Russian silver and enamel spoons have an oval shaped bowl onto a elongated stem.
The reverse surface of each bowl is embellished with cloisonné floral and scrolling leaf designs on black enamel background, accented with various unusual tones of polychrome enamel highlighting the bead, spindle and tear drop ornamentation.
The enamel segments are encompassed with applied silver gilt paralleling rope twist ornamentation.
The posterior surface of each handle incorporates a lobed knop to the shoulders.
The spoons terminate with blue and maroon toned cloisonné enamel decorated handpieces encompassed with alternating bead and spindle designs, in addition to a lobed coronet style finial to each terminal.
The hallmarks to the anterior surface of the stem of these impressive Russian enamel spoons include:
Maker's mark: CMA (untraced)
Silver quality/purity mark: 875, 84 (84 zolotniks*)
Kokoshnik mark: Delta (Moscow**)
* 84 zolotniki is equivalent to 875/1000 or .875 standard silver.
** This variation of the Kokoshnik mark was used from 1927-1958, determining the date of this piece as circa 1945.
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Maker: Untraced Maker's Mark