Lot 120: LARGE TIFFANY & CO.SILVER RUSSIAN TANKARD A. KUZMICHEV 88 Zol. - 1892 - One large art-nouveau style tankard with niello chasing and...
December 10, 2016
Seattle, WA, USALive Auction
Description: LARGE TIFFANY & CO.SILVER RUSSIAN TANKARD A. KUZMICHEV 88 Zol. - 1892 - One large art-nouveau style tankard with niello chasing and silver repousse designs around the exterior. Small bands around the top and base of the piece are done with the applique method and the interior is gold toned. The stamps on the bottom of the tankard are in the Russian style with assayer initials and "1892", the maker''s mark, a partial city hallmark, and a stamp reading "Made for Tiffany & Co." The hinge to the tankard lid is stamped with Cyrillic initials "AK". All hallmarks and smithing initials point to the famed Antip Kuzmichev silversmith of Moscow who made many pieces for Tiffany & Co. Silver purity is 88 Zolotniki as stamped on the lip of the tankard. This piece is in near perfect condition with very few signs of use or aging. Measures: 11.5" H x 4.25" Diameter with a handle jutting 2.75" out from the body. Weight approximation: 1.2 kilograms (2.6 pounds)