Imperial Russian tableware to impress your future mother-in-law when she comes to lunch. One piece from the banquet service commissioned from Fedor Solntsev for the 1848 marriage of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich.

Master salt with an exterior decorated with a continuous scene of birds alighting on a lake against a setting sun.
Salt with an exterior decorated with a continuous scene of birds alighting on a lake against a setting sun that alternates with stylized flowerheads. Domed foot with stylized flowerheads against an iron red ground with cable border. 1899-1908. Made in Moscow. gilded silver and cloisonné enamel. Feodor Rückert, maker. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/objets-dart-vertu/enamel-frames-objects/russian-imperial-silver-shaded-enamel-master-salt-birds-ruckert/id-j_54506/
Teapot. 1895.
Teapot. 1895. Made in Moscow. Silver-gilt and shaded cloisonné enamel in a floral pattern. Ivan Saltykov, maker. Hallmarked Moscow. Cyrillic maker’s mark for Ivan Saltykov and 84 silver standard. Image courtesy Jackson’s Auction, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Image © 2002-2019 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/11542320_32-russian-silver-gilt-and-enameled-tea-pot-saltykov
Spoon. 1899-1908.
Spoon. 1899-1908. Silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel. Fabergé, Feodor Rückert, Moscow, probable workmaster. Struck K.Fabergé in Cyrillic beneath the Imperial Warrant, 88 standard, scratched inventory number 2(?)2873. Image © 2019 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/fr/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/russian-works-of-art-faberge-and-icons-l13113/lot.508.html
Ice cup from the service of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich
Ice cup from the service of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich. 1848. Porcelain with paint, gilt, and underglaze blue, one side with the Duke’s cypher “VKKN” and on the other with the Imperial eagle, and strapwork geometric and foliate designs. Interior partially gilt. Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, Saint Petersburg, maker. Image © Northeast Auctions. Fair use license. via https://northeastauctions.com/product/russian-porcelain-ice-cup-from-the-service-of-grand-duke-konstantin-nikolaevich-the-imperial-porcelain-manufactory-st-petersburg-period-of-nicholas-i-1825-55-circa-1848/
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