A Russian Gilded Silver and Shaded Enamel Seven-Piece Teaset
Ivan Saltykov, Moscow, circa 1890
Comprising Teapot, Covered Sugar Bowl, Cream Jug, Caddy Spoon, Pair of Tongs, Lemon Fork, and Straining Spoon, colorfully enameled with richly plummed birds amongst scrolling foliage on a white ground, with borders of blue beads, mother-of-pearl finials, gilded interiors. Contained in fitted oak case of retailer, K. Faberge, the interior silk lining stamped in Cyrillic, 'K. Faberge, Moscow, St. Petersburg,' below the Imperial warrant.