Made in the chinoiserie style. Stands on four bracket feet and its removable lid is shaped like a Chinese hat. On each of the four faces, arched fields contain different motifs against turquoise backgrounds. One side shows a Chinese princess depicted with her hands clasped and wearing sumptuously embroidered garments. Vegetation with large blossoms and bamboo-like leaves emerging from a vase surround her. On the opposite side, somewhat incongruously, is a medallion showing painted en grisaille, a view of the Kremlin. The other two faces are decorated with foliage and blossoms: Usolsk-type blossoms on one side, and more Chinese-type flowers and leaves on the other. An inner stopper is in silver gilt with a fretwork handle, and a cork.
8 1/2″ high overall. Made during 1891-1896 period.
Русское Серебро и Фаберже