A silver trompe l'oeil tea and coffee-service

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CYRILLIC MAKER'S MARK OF GIRSHI LIZERIN, MOSCOW, 1895, WITH LATER FRENCH CONTROL MARKS

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A silver trompe l'oeil tea and coffee-service
Cyrillic maker's mark of Girshi Lizerin, Moscow, 1895, with later French control marks
The tapering sides of the coffee pot, teapot, and two-handled sugar bowl repoussé, chased and engraved to simulate bast weave, with a folded corner of embroidered and fringed cloth tied by a string behind, each with hinged lid and mother-of-pearl insulators and finials, the milk jug and swing-handled cake basket of similar design, with oval two-handled tray engraved in the centre engraved with the cypher AJ, the border and handle-grips simulating bast weave, the strainer, lemon fork, sugar shovel and nippers all with similar panels to the handles and reverse of bowls, fully marked, in original fitted wooden case
The coffee pot 7¾ in. (20 cm.) high; the tray 25½ in. (64.3 cm.) long
164.1 oz. (5,105 gr.) gross (10)