A Large Russian Gilded Silver and Shaded Enamel Trunk-Form Box, The Eleventh Artel, Moscow, circa 1910

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The top and sides of the unusually large trunk-form box enameled with colorful Usolsk-style blooms within scrolling foliage in forest green and brick red, the borders decorated with geometric ornament in opaque and transparent blues, greens, and oranges highlighted with applied beaded ornament and fine cables, the panels separated by larger applied cables, all against a stippled ground, the handles and clasp similarly stylized and enameled, raised on four bracketed feet, the interior gilded and the interior lid counterenameled in translucent strawberry red over a guilloché ground with a pattern of a sunburst inside a triangle set against a repeating wave
Length 10 3/8 in.
26.4 cm