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c1890 Russian silver & crystal sugar bowl RRR

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See scan - absolutely perfect condition. This is a scarce and extremely rare to find Imperial Russia gold plated / gilted silver filigree and cloisonne enamel with rock crystal sugar bowl by the famous St. Petersbourg Grachev / Grachov brothers. Scarce piece of silverwear and Imperial / Royal Russian antiques in a museum rarity and quality. Similar pieces have been on display in the Russian National Museum and the State Hermitage Museum. The piece was probably made for some of the Romanoff Royal family or other really high ranking person. The sugar bowl is made out of solid silver filigree with cloisonne multicolor enamel handwork and gold plating / gilt. It consists of 3 parts - a large circular base with 3 lion legs which holds the bowl itslef, the bowl made out of a single piece genuine rock crystal with the same silver filigree and enamel top facing / casing and finally a single piece genuine rock crystal lid with the same silver filgree and enamel facing. The whole set is of the highest Imperial Russian masterpiece work and manufacture and is one of the most beautiful objects of its kind. The rock crystal used was a single block piece and was hand carved to make the shape of the bowl. All of the tiny Rock crystal veins are visible at some places and play with the light. The base has a diameter of 110mm and the whole piece is about 115 mm high and the bowl itslef is 60mm in diameter. Weighs probably about 1/2 kilo or a bit more. At the center of the base there are the Imperial Russian hallmarks of 88 St. Petersbourg silver from the Grachev brothers. The Grachev / Grachov works and Boris Grachev are placed among the best Russian makers of such objects along with Faberge, Khlebnikov, Ovchinnikov, etc. Similar pieces had been sold for 5 digit figures at auctions. This is a one of a kind and unique antique silverware collector piece and one of the rarest types of Imperial Russian silver objects of fine art and general antiques.


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