A silver-gilt and champlevé enamel tea caddy, Ivan Khlebnikov, Moscow, 1899-1908

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A silver-gilt and champlevé enamel tea caddy, Ivan Khlebnikov, Moscow, 1899-1908 the lobed body and domed lid finely painted with daisies and wild flowers in Chinoiserie style, the handle chased with the head of a mythical beast, struck on the underside Khlebnikov in Cyrillic beneath the Imperial warrant, the lid with workmasters initials, 84 standard height: 14cm., 5 1/2 in Provenance Sothebys London, 26 November 2008, lot 214