Lobed silver-gilt and shaded cloisonné enamel bowl with three ball feet and swing handle, decorated with large sprays of stylized flowers mainly in pink, blue and green colours on a pale yellow ground, the exterior with similar flowers on a stippled gilt ground, the cavetto with a stylized double-headed eagle on a turquoise ground. A bowl of similar design is in the collection the Hillwood Museum in Washington, DC.
Maria Semyonova (active 1896-1917) – important Russian silversmith and enameller. Daughter of a well-known silversmith Vasili Semyonov, Maria took over the family business after his death. Under her supervision, the firm became famous for its high-quality enamel in Neo-Russian style.