A silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel tea set

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Ivan Saltykov, Moscow, 1893comprising a teapot, milk-jug, sugar bowl, sugar tongs, sugar scoop, lemon fork and slotted ladle; the teapot and sugar bowl of baluster form on raised waisted feet, the separate stepped lids with circular mother of pearl finials, the angular handles with mother of pearl insulators, all decorated with bands of varicolour enamel foliage and abstract geometric motifs, enhanced by twisted wire, the tongs, scoop, fork and ladle similarly decorated, gilded interiors, 84 standard height of teapot: 15cm (5 7/8in). (7)