Russian Silver Enamel basket by Kurlukov “Sadko”

Russian Silver Enamel basket by Kurlukov "Sadko"




Sadko playing his gusli by Lake Il’men, the two daughters of the Sea-King emerging from the waves, his ships and the city of Novgorod in the distance, beneath sun rays enamelled in pale pink over a speckled guilloché ground, bordered by varicolour floral and foliate scrolls on a cream ground, all within wirework borders set with hardstone cabochons, the shaped swing handle similarly decorated