Pair of Russian Cloisonné Enamel Silver-Gilt Vases

11th Artel
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reference number: RE_101

1908-1917

silver-gilt, enamel

high: 27.5 cm

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.

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