A Russian Gilded Silver and Shaded Enamel Seven-Piece Teaset

Ivan Saltykov, Moscow, circa 1890

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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.