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Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920

A fine and impressive pair of antique Russian silver and polychrome cloisonné enamel salts; an addition to our silver cruet and condiment collection

SKU: A8736
Price: £995.00
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Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920
Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920
Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920
Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920
Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920
Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920
Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920
Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920
Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920
Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920
Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920
Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920
Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920
Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920
Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920
Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920
Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920
Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920
Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920
Russian Silver and Polychrome Cloisonné Enamel Salts - Antique Circa 1920

Description


These fine antique Russian silver salts have a circular rounded form, onto a circular collet base.


The surface of these Russian salts are embellished with fine and impressive cloisonné scrolling foliate designs using various tones of blue, red, green and white sections of polychrome enamel, all on a matte gilded background.


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


The upper and lower rims are further accented with paralleling bands of white enamel circular motifs.


The anterior and interior surfaces of these antique salts retain the original gilding.


The hallmarks to the underside of these Russian antique salts include:

Maker's Mark: ВА*

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

City Mark: St George slaying the dragon (Moscow, Russia)


* This maker could be either Vasily Andreyev (Василй Андреев ) or Vasily Akimov (Василй Акимов )


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


View our full range of Russian silverware at AC Silver


Maker: Unknown

Condition


These Russian antique salts are a very good gauge of silver, excellent quality and in excellent condition in keeping with age.

The original gilding has wear in keeping with age.

The enamel is in perfect condition.


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


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these pieces of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Diameter of rim 3.7cm/1.5"

Diameter of base 2.9cm/1.1"

Height 3cm/1.2"


Total Weight


1.9 troy ounces/60.3g


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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