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Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970

An exceptional, fine and impressive vintage Russian silver and polychrome cloisonne enamel sugar basket; an addition to our diverse silver teaware collection

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Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970
Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Sugar Basket - Vintage Circa 1970

Description


This exceptional vintage Russian silver sugar basket has a plain circular form.


The surface of the Russian basket is embellished with fine and impressive cloisonné stemmed foliate and floral designs using various tones of blue and green accented with paralleling bands of white enamel circular motifs, all on a black enamel background.


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


This fine basket is fitted with a swing handle embellished with further black enamel with circular motifs, in addition to scrolling silver gilt rope decoration to the handpiece.


The interior of the Russian silver basket retains the original gilding.


The sugar basket is supported by a circular collet foot embellished with a continuous band of white enamel circular motifs.


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.


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Condition


This vintage Russian sugar basket is an exceptional of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The enamel is in perfect condition.

The Russian hallmarks struck to the underside of the body are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Height to top of handle 10cm/3.9"

Height to rim 4.9cm/1.9"

Diameter 11cm/4.3"

Diameter of foot 7.3cm/2.9"


Weight


7 troy ounces/216g

 
 
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