19th-century Russian Silver Tea Glass Holder & Spoon 18883
19TH-CENTURY RUSSIAN SILVER TROMPE-L'OEIL SILVER TEA GLASS HOLDER AND SPOON DECORATED WITH A TROMPE L’OEIL REPOUSSE AND CHASED BASKET WEAVE DESIGN
Import date and mark to base of cup 1883. Spoon made by Grachev Brothers who were suppliers to the king of Denmark and suppliers to the imperial court of Russia from 1901.
Silversmiths of Imperial Russia have captivated the connoisseurs of the world for centuries and this silver holder and spoon are fine examples of that time.
Marked and dated 1883 with city mark for St Petersburg Anchor and grapnel crossing a scepter. Used from 1741 till 1896.
Queen Alexandra was personal friends of the last Tzar and regular met and indeed sailed with them on the yaught. She was given many gifts and these were just two of many. The queen gave the cup and spoon to her lady in waiting and have been passed down through time.
Both holder and spoon are presented in perfect condition.
- Makers of the holder: Aleksandr Frans Fan-Der-Flit. 1882-1894
- Makers of the spoon: Brothers Grachev
- Height of holder 4.9cm to lip
- Base of holder 5.8 x 5.8 cm
- Total height of holder 6.8 cm
- Weight of holder 69.4 grams
- Weight of spoon 30.7 grams
- Length of spoon is 14.6 cm
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