TWO SHADED ENAMELLED SILVER-GILT SUGAR-SIFTERS

the first marked maria semenova, moscow, 1899-1908; the second marked the i ith artel (overstruck), moscow, 1908-1917

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The first decorated on the back of the bowl with an elaborate varicolored floral and foliate motif against a gilt stippled ground, inside a turquoise pellet band, each side of the shaped handle further enhanced with enamelled floral decoration; the bowl of the second decorated around the exterior rim with a border of purple and green enamelled teardrops against a gilt stippled ground, the openwork base enamelled with scrolls, stylized berries and flowers, the shaped handle embellished with similar motifs