A RARE AND IMPORTANT PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND ENAMEL IMPERIAL PRESENTATION CHARGER

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MARKED SAZIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, ST PETERSBURG, 1882

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A RARE AND IMPORTANT PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND ENAMEL IMPERIAL PRESENTATION CHARGER
MARKED SAZIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, ST PETERSBURG, 1882
Circular, with a pie-crust edge, the border engraved with foliate scrolls in the old Russian style and set at intervals with enamel roundels depicting cities and villages of the Smolensk region, centring an enamel plaque depicting the Romanov griffin, surmounted by a crown and flanked by two Imperial double-headed eagles, within the applied Russian inscription, 'To His Majesty Emperor Alexander III Alexandrovich, Autocrat of all Russia, Grand Duke of Smolensk, etc., etc., and the consort of His Majesty, Empress Maria Feodorovna An earnest gift from the loyal subjects of the Smolensk nobility 1883', marked on reverse and engraved with the number 16
17½ in. (44.5 cm.) diameter