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The reverse surface of the bowl is embellished with cloisonné scrolling and floral designs amidst bands of white bead decoration using various tones of green, blue and red sections of polychrome enamel, all on a matte gilt background.
The enamel segments are encompassed with applied silver paralleling rope twist ornamentation.
The posterior surface of the handle incorporates a lobed knop to the shoulders.
The spoon terminates with a blue toned cloisonné enamel decorated handpiece encompassed with an alternating bead and spindle design, in addition to a tear drop ornamented finial.
The hallmarks to the anterior surface of the stem of this impressive Russian silver spoon include:
Maker's mark: НП (NP)
Silver quality/purity mark: 84 (84 zolotniks*)
Kokoshnik mark: Δ, Delta (Moscow**)
* 84 zolotniki is equivalent to 875/1000 or .875 standard silver.
** This variation of the Kokoshnik mark was used from 1908-1926, determining the date of this piece as circa 1915.
Length of handle 9.6cm/3.8"
Length of bowl 4cm/1.6"
Width of bowl 2.7cm/1.1"
1 troy ounce/29.5g
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The cloisonné enamel is in perfect condition.
Full Russian hallmarks struck to the surface of the stem are all very clear.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Russian silverware.
Origin: Moscow, Russia
Date: Circa 1915
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear