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Russian Silver Tea Caddy - Antique 1890

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Russian silver tea caddy; an addition to our Russian silverware collection

SKU: C1144
Price: £2,450.00
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Russian Silver Tea Caddy
Russian Silver Tea Caddy - Antique 1890
Russian Silver Tea Caddy
Russian Silver Tea Caddy - Antique 1890
Russian Silver Tea Caddy
Russian Silver Tea Caddy - Antique 1890
Russian Silver Tea Caddy
Russian Silver Tea Caddy - Antique 1890
Russian Silver Tea Caddy
Russian Silver Tea Caddy - Antique 1890
Russian Silver Tea Caddy
Russian Silver Tea Caddy - Antique 1890
Russian Silver Tea Caddy
Russian Silver Tea Caddy - Antique 1890
Russian Silver Tea Caddy
Russian Silver Tea Caddy - Antique 1890
Russian Silver Tea Caddy
Russian Silver Tea Caddy - Antique 1890
Russian Silver Tea Caddy
Russian Silver Tea Caddy - Antique 1890
Russian Silver Tea Caddy
Russian Silver Tea Caddy - Antique 1890
Russian Silver Tea Caddy
Russian Silver Tea Caddy - Antique 1890
Russian Silver Tea Caddy
Russian Silver Tea Caddy - Antique 1890

Description


This exceptional antique Russian silver tea caddy has a cuboid shaped form with rounded shoulders.


The surface of this silver tea caddy has a matte textured finish and is embellished with panels of alternating engraved decoration depicting a floral spray and a simplified scene of two male figures interacting.


Each arched panel is encompassed with an engraved geometric border accented with a simplistic band of scalloped decoration to the interior parameter; the rounded corners of the body are plain and unembellished.


The swept upper portion of the caddy is embellished with further interlacing engraved ornamentation.


This exceptional tea caddy is fitted with a hallmarked, circular waisted push fit cover, featuring further matte textures to the side.


The subtly domed upper portion of the cover is ornamented with further engraved decoration incorporating contemporary engraved initials to the centre.


The interior of the cover retains the original gilding.


The cover opens to reveal to the original plain push fit, hallmarked Russian silver stopper featuring a hallmarked hinged loop handle to the upper plateau.


The hallmarks struck to the interior of this antique Russian silver tea caddy include:

Maker's mark: ПЧ (untraced)

Assay mark: А.Р, 1890

Silver quality/purity mark: 84 (84 zolotniks*)

City Mark: Moscow, Russia


Such Russian silver tea caddies are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.


* 84 zolotniki is equivalent to 875/1000 or .875 standard silver


View the full range of Russian silver items at AC Silver


Date: 1890

Condition


This antique Russian tea caddy is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The engraved decoration is very crisp.

The Russian hallmarks struck to the underside of the base and covers are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique Russian silverware


Dimensions


Width 7.2cm/2.8" square

Height 12.3cm/4.8"


Weight


9.4 troy ounces/291g


 
 
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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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