A parcel-gilt caviar bowl with stand and spoon, Nichols and Plincke, workmaster: Carl Tegelstein, St. Petersburg, pre-1896
Of shaped circular form on a spreading foot, the upper rim finely cast and chased in Neo-Rococo style flanked by scroll handles on similarly decorated circular stand, with abbreviated Cyrillic inscription V. K-zya M.N. (Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich), stand with scratched inventory numbers N.1 / 38811(?), 2*95 (?), 88 standard, held in original leather-bound case numbered C. No. 97
height of bowl: 14cm, 5½in.; diameter of stand: 21cm, 8¼in.