A SILVER-GILT CLOISONNÉ, CHAMPLEVÉ AND EN PLEIN ENAMEL CASKET

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MAKER'S MARK CYRILLIC 'SB', MOSCOW, 1896

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A SILVER-GILT CLOISONNÉ, CHAMPLEVÉ AND EN PLEIN ENAMEL CASKET
MAKER'S MARK CYRILLIC 'SB', MOSCOW, 1896
Rectangular, on four bracket feet, with champlevé enamelled columns to the corners, with two similarly decorated angular swing handles, the raised hinged cover centring a glazed en plein enamel plaque painted after ‘The Russian Bride’s Attire’ by K. Makovsky, enamelled overall with varicolour shaded scrolling floral motifs on dark blue ground, with a key escutcheon, velvet-lined interior, marked under base and feet, also with French import marks; in a fitted silk and velvet-lined wood case
6¼ in. (16 cm.) wide