A large Russian gilded silver and cloisonne enamel cake basket, Antip Kuzmichev, Moscow, 1886. Oval in form, the basket enameled with brightly colored foliate ornaments on a stippled gilt ground, raised on an oval foot, the swing handle with polychrome geometric enamel on a white ground, the gilded interior engraved with a scrolling monogram. Dimensions: 6 3/4 in. at top of handle x 8 3/4 in. w x 6 1/4 in. (17.1 x 22.2 x 15.8 cm).The gross weight (i.e., including the enamel) is 677 grams.Domestic: Flat-rate of $50.00 Fed Ex 3 Day Saver to anywhere within the Contiguous U.S.International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.Location: This item ships from Washington.
This Jasper52 auction is curated in partnership with John Atzbach, a leading authority in the field of Russian works of art made in and representing the tastes of the late Imperial era (late 17th century to the 1917 Revolution).
He was introduced to the subject at the age of 9, when a neighbor, recognizing his interest, allowed him to examine her collection of Russian enamels. He was immediately intrigued and spent the next several years learning all that he could about Russian silver and enamels, honing his knowledge before he began collecting them himself, fulfilling a childhood dream.
With a lifetime of knowledge in Russian decorative arts, John Atzbach is regularly consulted by collectors, dealers, appraisers, and auction house representatives from around the world. He has been directly involved in the formation of some of the world's finest collections of Russian enamels, Russian porcelains, and Faberge. He greatly enjoys his work and feels very fortunate that his childhood interest could evolve into a lifelong passion that continues to engage him every day.
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