A RUSSIAN SILVER TEA-CADDY AND WATER JUG

moscow, late iqth century, the tea-caddy marked pavel ovchinnikov with imperial warrant, the jug marked with cyrillic f g

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The caddy of rectangular form, with canted corners and rounded shoulders, the sides engraved with panels of foliate scrolls and flower heads, the shoulder with further scrolls, the domed cap with similar decoration, the silver-gilt mounted cork stopper with hinged ring finial, marked under base 1886 5Vsin. (14.3cm.) high; together with a water jug of globular form with elongated knopped baluster neck on stepped circular foot, with scroll handle and domed stopper, engraved with lush foliage and geometric bands, with central open cartouche/reserve, marked under base 1894