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Lot 2: Richly adorned Russian Silver Teapot, Moscow around 1750
July 19, 2013
Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Moscow around 1750
Marked with Moscow town mark of St George (Date unreadable 17..?) and maker's mark of an unidentified master ("A • I", "B • A")
Assaymaster's mark: Iwan Schagin
Hammer engraving at the bottom and inside the lid
Dimensions: height 14 cm, length 22 cm
Weight: 342,4 grams
Very good condition
This finely made silver teapot stands on a round, drawn-in foot-rim. The upper half of the round carcass is decorated with enchased rocaille ornaments whereas the lower half is left smooth except for a small border just above the foot rim. The flat lid is adorned with a high finial, partly in wood. The wooden ear-shaped handle is especially smooth and has a very fine patina.
The pot si generally in very good condition and shows only small traces of age and use. It is marked at the bottom and inside the lid with the Moscow town mark of St George (Date unreadable 17..) and a maker's mark of an unidentified master ("A · I", "B · A"). Furthermore it bears the assaymaster's mark of Iwan Schagin. Dimensions: height 14 cm, length 22 cm; weight: 342,4 grams.