ORIGINAL – Vintage Russian. Silver Niello Box Case. N amazing Antique Fine Russian Silver Niello Box Case, Moscow, 1878. GK, Gustav Gustavovich Klingert. Cover with troika scene, base with profuse scrolling foliage on stippled ground centred by monogrammed disc cartouche dated 1878; the case is marked on the inside edge with 84 for 875 purity silver, a city mark for Moscow, and a maker’s mark of GK for Gustav Klingert. The inside of the lid is also stamped with the city mark and the 84. Lovely addition to a box/case collector or as a gift. The factory produced table silver and also received special commissions, such as commemorative coronation dishes. Klingert’s works were awarded medals at various international exhibitions in London and Edinburgh (1886), Paris (1889, 1890), Chicago (1893), and Antwerp (1894). Also supplied the so-called “Russian enamel” items to the firm of Karl Faberge. In 1905 the factory was […]
FROM MADEIRA WITH LOVE.. Found in an estate liquidation on Madeira Island Portugal, that of a family with ties to Russia. Antique Russian Silver teaspoon with Niello decoration. The handle has a floral motif while the back 0f the bowl features a Moscow Landmark. The hallmarks are not very legible. Russian silver purity is noted as 84. The spoon measures 5 3/4 inches in length and has a weight of approximately 24 grams. It is monogrammed with the letter “A”. Previously owned, the spoon has survived with no loss to the bowl rim. I noticed a slight dent in the monogram on the handle, close to the end, as well as a ding in the silver, also on the handle. Additionally, expect to find the kinds of abrasions one would always find on any estate silver.