Things to spruce up the house before your mother in law comes. Russian. Where the money was . . . Images from an old auction catalog belonging to Paris auction house Coutau-Bégarie.

Egg-shaped table salveron.
Egg-shaped table salveron. Vermeil with polychrome cloisonné enamel. Maker not known. Fair use license. via http://www.coutaubegarie.com/html/fiche.jsp?id=2121137&np=&lng=&npp=150&ordre=&aff=&r=
Caviar spoon. Before 1899.
Caviar spoon. Before 1899. Made in Moscow. Vermeil with cloisonné polychrome enamel. decor. Goldsmith hallmark: illegible. Hallmark title: 84. Image © Coutau-Bégarie, Paris. Fair use license. via http://www.coutaubegarie.com/html/fiche.jsp?id=2121138&np=&lng=&npp=150&ordre=&aff=&r=
Round box. 1890.
Round box. 1890. Moscow. Vermeil and cloisonné polychrome enamel in a floral motif alternating with arabesques. Maison Klingert, maker. Goldsmith hallmark: Gustave Klingert. Image © Coutau-Bégarie, Paris. Fair use license. via http://www.coutaubegarie.com/html/fiche.jsp?id=2121140&np=&lng=&npp=150&ordre=&aff=&r=
Six caviar spoons. 1899-1908.
Six caviar spoons. 1899-1908. Vermeil with cloisonné polychrome enamel, decorated with arabesques. House of Sazikoff, maker. Goldsmith hallmark: Paul Fedorovich Sazikoff. Image © Coutau-Bégarie, Paris. Fair use license. via http://www.coutaubegarie.com/html/fiche.jsp?id=2121144&np=&lng=&npp=150&ordre=&aff=&r=
Matchstick case. 1899-1908.
Matchstick case. 1899-1908. Made in Moscow. Center flower surrounded by arabesques and foliage. Gold with polychrome enamel. Maison Klingert, maker. Goldsmith hallmark: Gustave Klingert. Image © Coutau-Bégarie. Fair use license. via http://www.coutaubegarie.com/html/fiche.jsp?id=2121147&np=&lng=&npp=150&ordre=&aff=&r=

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