Description and Details
We are delighted to offer this stunning Imperial Russian 'Plique a Jour' & 'Champleve' silver enamel spoon made in Moscow c.1890 by an unidentified silversmith A.K
This spoon features an array of desirable Russian craftsmanship; the reverse side of the spoon features a stunning 'Champlevé' enamel design in which the silver is engraved and enamel is 'filled in' resulting in a smooth finish (unlike cloisonne which is protruding). In addition to the Champleve, this spoon's bowl is magnificently embellished with Plique-a-jour. This part of the spoon is made translucent with stained glass-like enamelling which allows light to pass through and is splendid to see on a sunny day.The handle features a beautiful twisted design with further intricate enamelling at the terminal.
The spoon displays the excellence of Imperial Russian craftsmanship and design in such a 'simple' object as a single spoon.
The spoon is marked with the maker's mark A.K, and the assay master mark AP combined with the Moscow town and 88 Zolotniks mark.
- Size (mm) L:14.5cm W:3cm
- Size (inches) L:5.70 W:1.18
- Weight: 23 grams (0.73 oz t)
Good Condition - The spoon is in good antique condition with no major issues. Some very slight enamel loss on the Champleve part towards the handle of the bowl as photographed in the last image.
We aim to overemphasize and state these issues to avoid disappointment and thus please rest assured they are not significant nor affect usage of the items.
Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
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