Silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel from Imperial Russia. Nicholai Zverev, silverworker. Contemporary with Fabergé. Zverev was one of the many who worked in the last days of the Russian Empire when there was a very large demand for such pieces, both in Russia and abroad.

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Silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel sugar bowl and cream jug, painted with polychrome shaded foliage on stippled grounds. Turquoise handles and dot borders. Bases are engraved with the Cyrillic initials “TR” and dated 1911. ca. 1911. Made in Moscow. Nicholas Zverev, maker. 84 standard. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2010/russian-works-of-art-faberg-and-icons-l10113/lot.501.html?locale=en
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Gilded silver and shaded enamel sugar basket, enameled with birds amongst colorful foliage on a gilded silver ground. Swing handle. ca. 1910. Made in Moscow. Nicholai Zverev, maker. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2006/russian-art-n08182/lot.338.html?locale=en
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Two silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel cigarette cases and a match box case, each decorated in shaded enamel with birds, scrolls and flowers on matte ground within turquoise blue dot borders. ca. 1908. Made in Moscow. Nicholai Zverev, maker. Makers marks: Each stamped with workmaster’s initials, one cigarette case and the match box case 84 standard, the other case 91 standard. London import marks for 1908, retailed by Blumenthal Brothers in London. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2005/russian-pictures-works-of-art-and-icons-w05722/lot.305.html?locale=en

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