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A Samovar-Form Covered Cup and Saucer, M.S. Kuznetsov Works in Dulevo, ca. 1890-1917. The large cup and cover formed as a traditional brass samovar and gilded to match, the samovar's tap serving as a handle, the wide saucer with deep well for cooling tea. Height: 7 3/4 in (19.6 cm). Diameter of saucer: 6 5/8 in (16.8 cm). The M.S. Kuznetsov Ceramics Association was one of the largest corporations in late Imperial Russia and included most of the large factories producing porcelain and faience in the country. It was founded by Matvei Sidorovich Kuznetsov (1846-1911) who had been born into a family in the Gzhel region who had worked in ceramics production for several generations. Combining decades of experience with a keen sense of competition, Kuznetsov was able to rapidly introduce mechanical production in his factories' forming workshops, thus being able to produce numerous new shapes and forms, such as covered cups and saucers in the form of samovars, at reasonable prices. Most of the factories he bought up and whose production he improved still continue to function today.

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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  • Condition

    Very good condition, some tiny wear.

    Starting Bid

    $1.00

    Buyer's Premium

    • 10%

    A Kuznetsov Samovar-Form Covered Cup and Saucer

    Estimate $800 - $1,200Dec 18, 2016