83: Nicholas II Silver Gilt and Enamel Spoon
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Lot 0083 Details
Nicholas II 84 Zolotnik (.875) Silver Gilt and Cloisonne Enamel Spoon, Moscow, fourth quarter 19th century, the date and maker's mark obscured but assayed by Anatoli Artsibachov (active 1891-1896), the ovoid bowl reverse decorated with traditional Russian polychromed cloisonne enamel on a turquoise-colored ground, the spiral-twist handle decorated en suite, l. 6-3/4", 1-16 t. oz.
Overall Condition: Good. Two tiny hairline fractures to the opaque white enamel in two of the "teardrop"-shaped cells. Otherwise the enamel is excellent. Significant wear to the gilding, especially on the stem. Marks (on the side of the stem): 1) the maker's mark (rubbed); 2) the "A.A." assayer's mark of A. Artsibachov above a rubbed date (18??); 3) "84" fineness of 84 zk.; and 4) the "St. George" Moscow city mark.