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Antique Imperial Russian Solid Silver Pair of Spoons Cloisonne Enamel Flower Motif - Moscow c.1910 Vasily Agafonov (1 of 19)
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Antique Imperial Russian Solid Silver Pair of Spoons Cloisonne Enamel Flower Motif - Moscow c.1910 Vasily Agafonov

REF: LA494999
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Description
We are delighted to offer this enchanting pair of polychrome enamel antique Imperial Russian silver spoons made in Moscow c.1910 with maker's mark for probably Vasily Agafonov. This pair is a wonderful example of fine polychrome cloisonné enamel with a splendid array of colours and intricate techniques. As typically found on Agafonov's wares, these spoons feature a lovely multicolour flower design embedded within a scrolled foliate motif. The gradation of the enamel colours blending in with one another and the accented areas are very intricate and a testament to the high degree of enamelling artistry. The overall surface of the spoons is fully silver gilt (gold on top of solid silver) which creates a wonderful warm contrast with the vibrant enamel. In spite of what could be a very bland and utilitarian item, such spoons have been decorated and treated as an object of vertu and almost jewellery-like. Each 'cloison' (the compartment between the twist rope borders) has been meticulously crafted from a fine twisted silver wire and filled immaculately. Such contrast and artistic juxtaposition between utility and ornamentation is particularly delightful on these pieces and serve as such a wonderful aesthetic contrast in interior settings among other silverware or as a highlighting piece on a table. The colourful enamel and delicacy are almost jewel-like and would also gracefully compliment jewellery collections. The spoon is hallmarked with matching marks, 84 Kokoshnik with the delta symbol for Moscow and the maker's mark which is indistinct but likely for Vasily Agafonov "Ba". *Please note: all images with other items are for display purposes only, this listing is for the title item only. We aim to overemphasize and state these issues to avoid disappointment and thus please rest assured they are not significant nor affect the usage of the items. Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail. Free Shipping Artisan Antiques offers free global shipping with professional, secure and discreet packaging. We will always ensure your items are packaged with the utmost care and see the delivery through to the end. In the very rare and unfortunate case of non-delivery/courier loss, you are fully covered with us and we will fully refund you. *All parcels are insured - please rest assured all shipping liabilities other than import/customs duty are covered by Artisan Antiques. *Colours of the product may slightly differ from the photos due to different computer screens & lighting conditions* - Price negotiations may be possible under certain criteria, please contact us via telephone (07578761640) or email (info@artisanantiques.net) -
measurements
Width:
2 cm
Length:
9.5 cm
Weight: 30 grams (0.96 Troy oz) the pair
declaration
Artisan Antiques has clarified that the Antique Imperial Russian Solid Silver Pair of Spoons Cloisonne Enamel Flower Motif - Moscow c.1910 Vasily Agafonov (LA494999) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1910
condition
Great Condition - The spoon is in great antique condition, with no major damage or issues. Some minor enamel loss particularly in the terminal of the handles and some light surface wear commensurate with age - mentioned for accuracy (last photo).
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Date of Manufacture:
c.1910
location
This Antique Imperial Russian Solid Silver Pair of Spoons Cloisonne Enamel Flower Motif - Moscow c.1910 Vasily Agafonov is located in Greater London, United Kingdom
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