Russian gilt silver with St. Petersburg assay marks dated 1862, with goldsmith mark 'PK' and 'NP' Nichols & Plinke (1829-1898). Composed of Kettle, stand and burner, with finely chase naturalist decoration, engraved Chernyshev coat of arms to both sides. Case in coated wood with brass plate with crowned 'CAK' monogram, probably from Chernishev-Kruglikov representative branch of the Chernyshev title at time of manufacture. Each piece with marks. Approx. weight:4008gr. Dim.:45x27cm.Engraved to both sides are the Arms of the Chernyshev Counts (also transcribed Chernitzkoff, Czernichow, Czernichew, Tchernichov or Tchernychev). Descendants of Teutonic knights from Poland, they maintain on crest the representation of the horseshoe on Malta- Cross of the Czernyszew family. Grigory Petrovich Chernyshev (1672 - 1745) born in 1672, first count of Chernyshev, married Eudoxia Rzhevsk (Avdotya Ivanovna Rhzevskaia), daughter of Prince Ivan Ivanovitj Rzyevskiy, famous and favorite of Peter I and Catherine I’s lady of company.Crowned count’s monogram on brass plate attached to kettle’s box with initials 'CAK', probably referring to the Counts Chernishev-Kruglikov representatives to title at the time of the kettle’s manufacture.Nicholls & Plincke: Jewellers and goldsmiths to the Russian Emperial Court, English, settle in St. Petersburg (1786) and remain active until 1880, in early nineteenth Century they adopt Russian nationality. Its customers include the Czar Nicholas I, Alexander II, Pushkin, and become main silverware suppliers to the Russian Court, responsible for part of the decorative elements of the Winter Palace’s Malachite Room, Silver and services for dowry of Grand Duchesses Maria, Olga and Alexandra Nikolaevna, London service of Alexander II and Orlov service of Catherine the Great, also made columns and pilasters and the main Iconostasis of St. Isaac's Cathedral, among other prominent temples.