Silver trompe l’oeil tea set comprising teapot, hot water pot, creamer, covered sugar-bowl, tongs, cake basket, and tea strainer, all contained in the original fitted case, each piece engraved with intertwined Latin initials K.S. Further, the set was augmented with twelve tea spoons and a hot water kettle resting on a stand with a burner, all of identical design.
Russian Silver Trompe l’oeil Tea Set
reference number: RS_072
height of the hot water kettle: 40 cm; weight: 2298 gr
maker’s mark: Cyrillic initials A.Ya.S. of A.Ya. Sokolov / hot water kettle: marks illegible
assay master’s mark: Cyrillic initials A.F. of unidentified master / hot water kettle: marks illegible
assay mark of St.Petersburg, 1881 & 1882 / kettle: Moscow,
silver standard: 84 zolotnik