A SILVER TROMPE L'OEIL KETTLE-ON-STAND

MARKED SAZIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, OVERSTRIKING THE MARK OF SAMSON STROGANOV, MOSCOW, 1878

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A SILVER TROMPE L'OEIL KETTLE-ON-STAND
MARKED SAZIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, OVERSTRIKING THE MARK OF SAMSON STROGANOV, MOSCOW, 1878
Circular, the body chased and engraved to simulate basket-weave, with an overhead swing handle with ivory insulator, the possibly later cover simulating a rope-tied folded cloth with a loop finial cast and chased as a twisted tree branch, the angular stand engraved to simulate wood grain, supporting the burner, gilt interiors, marked throughout
13½ in. (34.3 cm.) high, with stand
146.8 oz. (4565 gr.) gross