A Russian Gilded Silver and Niello Eight-Piece Teaset

Author

Vasili Semyonov, Moscow, 1879/1880

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Comprising Teapot, Covered Sugar Bowl, Cream Jug, Caddy Spoon, Straining Spoon, Lemon Fork, Pair of Sugar Tongs and Circular Tray, all pieces nielloed with geometric designs and with the Cyrillic inscription, 'Our Great Grandfathers Ate Simply and Lived Almost One Hundred Years,' retailed by Khlebnikov. Contained in original fitted oak case.