CYRILLIC MARK OF IVAN GUBKIN WITH IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1861

A silver niello two-handled tray

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A silver niello two-handled tray
Cyrillic mark of Ivan Gubkin with Imperial warrant, Moscow, 1861
Of shaped rectangular form, with intricate foliate scroll design, the centre applied with a repoussée plaque of a horse, within a niello band inscribed in Cyrillic, the raised reeded borders with four further niello foliate scroll panels, the openwork handles of strapwork and spheres in the Art Nouveau style, marked under base
23in. (9.5cm.) long