The caddy, with its sloping decks and elevated top, recalls in shape a 17th-century teremok. Four crowned Sirins are depicted within pale blue circles on each of its sides. The remaining ornament consists of scrolls and geometric patterns in brown and grey-green against dark blue. Characteristic of Rückert’s designs after 1908 are the tightly wound wire spirals appearing in sets of six on each face of the caddy.
Circa 1910. Overall 6 1/4″ high.
Русское Серебро и Фаберже