A Russian silver-gilt and champlevé enamel salt throne, Cyrillic initials MP, possibly for Mikhail Paramonov, Moscow, 1888
The shaped pierced back applied with a tear-shaped panel with champlevé enamel, the sides engraved with scrolling strapwork and flowerheads, the hinged lid formed as a trompe-l'oeil towel, 84 standard. Together with a Russian parcel-gilt silver salt throne, the back engraved with a cockerel and the seat with a Russian saying that a meal without bread or salt is only half a meal, by S.M. Ikonnikov, Moscow, 1877, 84 standard. 2 pieces.
height 4 5/8 in.