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Spoon

Made by: Aleksandr Zhilin

Currently in storage


About this object

On back of bowl is a round medallion with a landscape with buildings in niello on silver. Thin part of handle is twisted. Flat part, front and back, has a long spray of flowers and leaves in niello raised against a stippled gilt ground.

Category:
niellos
Made from:
Silver gilt -- niello
Made in:
Velikii Ustiug, Russia
Date made:
1832
Size:
16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
13.162
Class:
NIELLO
Signature marks:
City mark [Symbol: Figure of a standing water pourer in 18th century costume.] Stamped at rear, base of spoon handle. Mark of the city of Velikii Ustiug from 1783-1896. See Postnikova-Loseva, page 151, mark 121. silver standard mark 84 Stamped at rear, base of spoon handle. Assayer's mark [Cyrillic initials above a date] ??/1832 Stamped at rear, base of spoon handle. Although the initials are not visible, the presence of a bottom bar of a serif on the right suggests that they are most likely those of Velikii Ustiug assayer Nikolai Matveev Igumnov (1827-34) Maker's mark [Cyrillic caps initials] A Zh Stamped at rear, base of spoon handle. Mark of Aleksandr Ivanovich Zhilin of Velikii Ustiug. See Postnikova-Loseva, p. 152, marks 135 and 138.
Credit line:
Gift of Madame Augusto Rosso, 1968