Russian Silver Enamel tea caddy by Kurlyukov in chinoiserie style

Russian Silver Enamel tea caddy by Kurlyukov in chinoiserie style






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.
Чайницы
Русское Серебро и Фаберже
Курлюков