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by Adieu
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Mystery russian silversmith - Red Square cup holder
Replies: 13
Views: 2720

Re: Mystery russian silversmith - Red Square cup holder

And it's a "tea glass holder" or подстаканник, used to serve hot tea in a transparent glass... Idea is that it keeps it stable and gives you a cold handle, also allows you to have an unbreakable flashy expensive part that you just swap glasses through. And you don't really have to wash it ...
by Adieu
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Mystery russian silversmith - Red Square cup holder
Replies: 13
Views: 2720

Re: Mystery russian silversmith - Red Square cup holder

All 3 names you listed are the same person transcripted differently Modern Russian spelling would be Петр (or Пётр) Милюков...pre-reform spelling probably Милюковъ? Could the architectural scene have been added later over a plain article? Or as a replacement for something thought to be politically i...
by Adieu
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: some help with identity
Replies: 7
Views: 2504

Re: some help with identity

If it helps: Here's what I'm 99% sure is a Khlebnikov mark on a confirmed genuine 19th century article of Russian silver with known history

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by Adieu
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Ice Cream Serving Set? Hallmarks?
Replies: 13
Views: 3599

Re: Russian Ice Cream Serving Set? Hallmarks?

Hi! There seem to be different opinions if these would be ice cream servers or aspic servers even by reputable sources, the shape of the server would at least to my opinion work well both for ice cream and aspic jelly. It can clearly be said that the mid-Europeans had these kind of ice cream servin...
by Adieu
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Silversmith 84 silver
Replies: 10
Views: 2560

Re: Silversmith 84 silver

It's a memento plaque or something that accompanies a larger gift. The Russian text has a "parting gift" kind of feel. The design is kind of strange, perhaps a gift from a rich provincial family to a neighbor/family friend teenager heading off to military academy or university in a big city?
by Adieu
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Small spoon from Morozov
Replies: 13
Views: 3033

Re: Small spoon from Morozov

Maybe it's newish lower-grade silver sold as vintage antique Russian 84?? it does look suspiciously polished-but-dark though... lacks the heavy wear most 100-150yo articles have, but the color seems wrong for a mint condition unused article. Compare with confimed real 1860's Russian 84-grade silver ...
by Adieu
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Small spoon from Morozov
Replies: 13
Views: 3033

Re: Small spoon from Morozov

How curious. It DOES look like a typical Russian 19th-early 20th century "good silver" design, a couple mismatched pieces of which can be found passed down through generations in every other upper middle class cupboard in the former Soviet Union... (admin edit - see Posting Requirements ) ...

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