A RUSSIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO SWING-HANDLED SUGAR BASKET

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MARK OF VASILII SEMENOV, MOSCOW, 1883

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A RUSSIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND NIELLO SWING-HANDLED SUGAR BASKET
MARK OF VASILII SEMENOV, MOSCOW, 1883
Circular on collet foot, the sides decorated with a scene of St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin within oval cartouches, the scaly ground centred by two vacant circular reserves, a band of scrolling foliage to top and a band of repetitive semi-circular motifs at bottom, both on a silver-gilt matt ground, the spirally-twisted swing handle with central knop
3½ in. (8.9 cm.) diameter
gross weight 5 oz. (155 gr.)