A Russian Silver Table Garniture

Nicholls & Plincke, St. Petersburg, circa 1875

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Comprising a centerpiece and two compotes, the centerpiece with two bacchic putti, each with a wine cup, one also holding a jug; one compote with a similar putto grasping a bird by its tail, the other compote with a putto grasping a foliate branch; each circular base raised on four tapered block supports, lacking glass, unidentified Assay-Master, Cyrillic initials FK., Postnikova-Losseva, no. 1185, dates effaced, 345 ozs.