A set of twelve silver-gilt tea spoons in the Art Nouveau style, the bowls and terminals decorated with cloisonné enamel in shades of blue and green with stylised geometric motifs, beads and scrolls, with spirally twisted handles and fluted knop finials. Contained in its original retailer’s fitted wooden case, the interior of the lid stamped: “I.E. Morozov, Petrograd” beath the Imperial warrant.
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.