A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL SIFTER SPOON

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MARK OF ANTIP KUZMICHEV, '88' STANDARD, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1890

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A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL SIFTER SPOON
MARK OF ANTIP KUZMICHEV, '88' STANDARD, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1890
The red enamelled heart-shaped bowl bordered with white, dark blue and powder blue, the flat tapering stem terminating in a heart-shaped motif, centred by a red enamel heart, white and turquoise beads and a blue border descending to a smaller red heart motif; together with a silver-gilt and cloissone enamel spoon, same date, maker and standard, the back of the fig-shaped bowl with a panel of diaperwork above an anthemion with a border of light-blue flower-heads, the stem similarly decorated
Respectively, 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) and 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) long (2)