Unique mantelpiece made of glass and bronze created in the period of Nicholas I (1825-1855) carried out in the late "Empire" style. The solar theme rising from the waters of the sun is associated with the abundance of the dial ornament and the dominant flowerpot on conical glass. The main motif of wave mobility and time, pervades the work and is noticeable in the rhythm of the glass and the pattern of the dial. In the center of the composition, He and She are Helios helpers. Alpha and Omega of the universe. They rise from the waves and hold the sun, affirming love, life, fertility. This is the connecting thread of time. The watch is made of gilded and polished bronze, richly decorated with the artistic decor in the form of male and female figures mounted on a cobalt glass pedestal supposedly made at the Imperial Glass Factory in St. Petersburg, with bronze bases made of growth ornaments. The upper part of the watch is made in the shape of a vase and is decorated with a bronze floral gilded decor. The dial is marked with Roman numerals, decorated with a artistic elements in the form of sun rays rotated in an hour circle.
References: Sychev Igor. Russian lamps of the era of classicism. 1760-1830. M. P.V.B.R. 2003, illustration 116, 189,279, 305, 635, 795, 844, 845, 866 and 868.
Russian silver silver vodka cup decorated with enamel artwork made in the style of Chinoiserie.
Stigma: a two-headed imperial eagle in a round shield, an inscription by P. Ovchinnikov corresponding to the Firm “P.A. Ovchinnikov ”, the stigma of Moscow, an image of George the Victorious on a horse turned in a left-handed rhombus, a digital designation of the silver sample“ 84 ”, the stamp of the assay master of the letter“ A.S ”1896.
Weight: 72.8 gr
Silver casket "Chest", I.S. Ivan Saltykov(И.С. Ивана Салтыкова), beginning of the 20th century.
A captivating enamel casket is made in the Old Russian style with a picturesque lid of a flowering branch. Juicy bright tassels of flowers adorn the body and legs of the casket. They transmit the energy of azure, a chord of life-giving colors.
Hallmarks: Nameplate of the master "I.S." Ivan Saltykov, the hallmark of the Moscow District Assay Office, which shows: the number "84", certifying the silver sample; “Female in a kokoshnik”, facing left with the initials of the manager of the IL district — Ivan Sergeyevich Lebedkin placed in an oval (corresponding to the period from 1899 to 1908).
Weight: 152 gr.
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