Russian Silver Posy Holder - Antique Circa 1900

GBP 2,450.00

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Object Description

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Russian silver posy holder; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection.

This exceptional antique Russian silver posy holder has a knopped, conical shaped form onto three legs.

The surface of the holder has a frosted finish and is embellished with impressive engraved floral designs to the cylindrical portion.

The upper portion of the body is further ornamented with two applied bands of bead ornamentation.

This impressive Russian posy holder is supported by three hinged legs, each embellished with interlacing scrolling, paralleling engraved decoration.

The feet conjoin once closed to form a ball motif, emanating the knopped terminal to the body.

This antique posey holder retains the original pin and belcher chain; the featured pin penetrates the holder allowing a posy/nosegay/tussie-mussie to be held securely.

The interior of this impressive example of antique silverware retains the original gilding.

The hallmarks to this fine Russian vase include:

Maker’s mark: ИФС (untraced)

Kokoshnik mark: unknown

Silver quality/purity mark: 84 (84 zolotniks*)

* 84 zolotniks is equivalent to 875/1000 or .875 standard silver

Height 14.7cm/5.8″
Diameter of rim 5cm/2″
Width across feet 9.7cm/3.8″

5.3 troy ounces/166g

Object History

Maker: Untraced Maker’s Marks
Date: Circa 1900
Origin: Russia

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Object Condition

This antique Russian posy holder is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The engraved decoration is all very crisp.

The Russian hallmarks struck to the surface of the holder, underside of the legs and pin are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)191 240 2645
+44 (0)7836 286218

Dealer Location

35b St Georges Terrace
Tyne and Wear

Tel: +44 (0) 191 240 2645

Fax: +44 (0) 191 240 2647

VAT: GB 500 0310 42

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