A pair of silver-gilt vases, each of baluster form, with two scroll handles, on a spreading foot, the lobed body enamelled in varicoloured shaded scrolling foliate motifs between a series of shaded geometric borders, the handles similarly enamelled, all within twisted ropework borders, marked under bases.
The Eleventh Artel – a Moscow-based jewellery firm, operating between 1908 and 1917. The firm specialised in producing small silver and silver-gilt objects decorated with cloisonné enamel of subtle delicate shades. The pieces display a wide range of decorative motifs, such as spirals, volutes, stylised floral elements. Some of the designs reveal a strong influence of the Art Nouveau style.