John Atzbach Antiques
Russian Silver Gilt, Shaded Cloisonne, and En Plein Enamel Casket- $295,000
A Russian silver gilt, shaded cloisonne, and en plein enamel casket, 11th Artel, Moscow, 1908-1917. The body of the flared rectangular box decorated with multi-color scrolling floral, foliate and geometric patterns, the hasp and swing handles similarly decorated. The hinged cover with an en plein plaque depicting "The Unveiling of the Bride" after the painting by Konstantin Makovsky within a border of green vines and flowerheads, flanked on either side by stylized panels of scrolling flower and foliate motifs, the interior of the lid with translucent teal enamel over a wavy guilloche engine-turned ground. Width: 6 1/8" (15.6 cm). Provenance: Christie's New York, 10/20/98, The Greenfield Collection of Russian Enamels, lot 176. Literature: Gerard Hill, Faberge and the Russian Master Goldsmiths, no. 111.
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