Russian Silver-Gilt and Enamel Tazza

11th Artel
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reference number: RE_012


silver-gilt, enamel

height: 18.4 cm

maker’s mark: 11th Moscow Artel

assay mark of Moscow

silver standard: 84 zolotnik


Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, Wilmington, Delaware, Riverfront Arts Centre, 2000-2001, no. 82, illustrated in colour p. 78


G. von Habsburg, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, London, 2000, no. 82, p. 78, illustrated in colour


A silver-gilt tazza resting on a baluster stem, enamelled with colourful stylised foliage on a gilded stippled ground, the rim is decorated with plique-à-jour enamel.


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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