Vintage Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer
Vintage Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer
Vintage Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer
Vintage Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer
Vintage Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer
Vintage Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer
Vintage Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer
Vintage Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer
Vintage Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer
Vintage Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer

UNKNOWN (worked from c.1950)

Vintage Russian Silver Gilt and Polychrome Cloisonne Enamel Tea Strainer

c. 1970 St Petersburg, Russia

Offered by AC Silver

£795 gbp
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This exceptional vintage Russian silver gilt and polychrome cloisonné enamel tea strainer has a circular rounded form.

The bowl of the tea strainer is embellished with a pierced concentric circular design, encircled with dual bands of white enamel bead motifs to the rim.

The tapering handle is embellished with an impressive cloisonné enamel floral and foliate design in tones of blue and green, accented with further bands of white enamel circular motifs encompassing the concave thumbpiece.

The enamel segments are encompassed with applied silver paralleling rope twist ornamentation.

This fine Russian silver enamel tea strainer retains the original gilding.

The hallmarks to the reverse surface of the bowl include:
Maker's mark: ЛЮЗ (Untraced)
Soviet silver mark: Hammer and sickle star emblem
Assay mark: Л (Leningrad*)
Silver quality/purity mark: 916 (916/1000)

* The modern day city name of Lenigrad is St. Petersburg.

Dimensions
Length 11.5cm/4.5"
Width 6.6cm/2.6"
Height 1.8cm/0.7"

Weight
1.6 troy ounces/50.2g



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This vintage Russian silver enamel tea strainer is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.
The enamel is in perfect condition.
The Russian hallmarks struck to the reverse of the strainer bowl are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of vintage silverware.
Date: Circa 1970

Origin: St Petersburg, Russia
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A8579 when enquiring about the piece.
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Stock Code
A8579
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An exceptional, fine and impressive vintage Russian silver gilt and polychrome cloisonne enamel tea strainer; an addition to our silver teaware collection
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