A silver-gilt and shaded cloisonné enamel hinged portable triptych surmounted with a cross. The central panel with St. Martyr Daria, St.Basil the Great and St.Nicholas the Miracle Worker of Myra, left wing with the Mother of God, the right wing with Christ Pantocrator. The images are painted on zinc panels. The border is lavishly adorned with pink and white floral pattern on translucent green enamel. Reverse enamelled with a stylised vase with flowers on the central panel and similar enamelwork on the wings all on a subtle cream ground. The top of the central panel is mounted with a retractable hinged loop, bottom with a hinged latch to secure the panels for carrying.
Silver-gilt and Shaded Cloisonné Enamel Hinged Triptych
height: 15.5 cm; width when open: 17.5 cm
maker’s mark: illegible
assay mark of Moscow, 1899-1908
silver standard: 84 zolotnik