Russian silver gilt vertu made in Moscow but from long long before they got rid of the tsars. Early 19th century. Ivan Zaitsev, master silverworker.

Sugar bowl with lid. 1816.
Sugar bowl with lid. 1816. Neoclassical. Russian, made in Moscow. Silver with a gilt lid. Ivan Zaitsev, maker. Image © 2008-2020 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via
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Tabernacle (darokhranitelnitsa) with a pavilion like structure with classical columns hung with garlands of roses and supporting a dome chased with bunches of grapes supporting a crucifix. and an ark engraved with the Entombment that contains a miniature spoon, chalice and flacon. 1808. Neoclassical. Russian. Parcel-gilt. 84 standard. Ivan Zaitsev, Moscow, maker. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via
Meat dish. 1823.
Oval meat dish with the center engraved with the crowned initial of Emperor Nicholas I, the border inscribed in Russian “Pereslavl Zalessky 1823 August 23” and engraved with the coats of arms of Pereslavl-Zalessky and Vladimir. Rim chased with leaves. 1823. Russian. Silver-gilt. Maker’s mark of “IZ” marked on the border possibly for Ivan Zaitsev Moscow. Belonged to Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich (1861-1929). Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via

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