A SILVER-GILT CLOISONNÉ AND EN PLEIN ENAMEL BOX

MARK OF THE ELEVENTH SILVER ARTEL, MOSCOW, 1908-1917

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A SILVER-GILT CLOISONNÉ AND EN PLEIN ENAMEL BOX MARK OF THE ELEVENTH SILVER ARTEL, MOSCOW, 1908-1917 Of compressed spherical form, the hinged cover en plein enamelled with a couple in traditional winter dress amongst birch trees, with a cabochon green gem thumb-piece, the sides and base cloisonné enamelled throughout with shaded varicolour geometric and foliate motifs on a gilt stippled ground, engraved with Cyrillic initials K.Sh inside cover, marked inside cover, base and on the reverse 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) diameter