A PARCEL-GILT AND NIELLO TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE

signed with Imperial warrant mark of P. Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1870

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Comprising a teapot, a coffee-pot, sugar bowl, cream-jug, sugar tongs, and an oval two-handled tray, the form-pieces decorated with views of Moscow including the Kremlin and the Cathedral of St. Basil within oval medallions surrounded by scrolling foliage and strapwork, with similar borders, the tray inscribed Cyrillic 'Moscow', within a similar oval medallion and further engraved 'A Madame Adelina Patti, le 21 Fevrier 1871'