A PARCEL-GILT SILVER TROMPE L'OEIL TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE

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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER TROMPE L'OEIL TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE
MARK OF GIRSHI LIZERIN, MOSCOW, 1895
Comprising a teapot, coffee pot, sugar bowl, milk jug, swing-handled cake basket, strainer, lemon fork, sugar shovel, sugar tongs and a tray; the coffee pot, teapot, and sugar bowl repoussé and chased to simulate basket weave, with a folded corner of embroidered cloth, each with hinged lid and mother-of-pearl insulators and finials; the milk jug and cake basket similarly decorated; an oval two-handled tray engraved in the centre with the cypher 'AJ'; the strainer, lemon fork, sugar shovel and sugar-tongs similarly designed with a basket weave design, interiors gilt, marked throughout, also with import marks; in the original velvet-lined wood case
The coffee pot 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high; the tray 25½ in. (64.7 cm.) long
164.1 oz. (5,105 gr.) gross