13th Jan, 2024 9:30 GMT/BST

Jewellery, Watches & Silver

Lot 2253


A Three-Piece Russian Silver Tea-Service and Associated Tea-Equipage
The Tea-Service Probably by Fyedor Yartsyev, Moscow, 1899-1908, The Flatware by Grigory Sbetnayev, Moscow, Circa 1908-1926

each piece with a textured finish and engraved with initials, comprising a teapot, with ivory-insulated handle; a sugar-bowl and cover, each with mother-of-pearl finial; a cream-jug; two tea-glass holders, one with plain base and the other with shaped base, with differing associated clear-glass liners, by Vasily Iconov, Moscow, 1908-1926; a set of twelve teaspoons; a caddy-spoon with baluster fluted finial; a pair of Fiddle pattern sugar-tongs; a Fiddle pattern sifting spoon and a Fiddle pattern small fork, contained in a fitted brass-bound oak case
the case 71.5cm wide, total gross weight of silver 54oz 12dwt, 1,699gr (21)

With non-transferable standard ivory exemption declaration number FHLL36YA.

Not Sold


Each piece is marked as expected. There is some minor wear to the marks, though in general each is clear. There is some overall surface scratching and wear, consistent with age and use. The ivory with some cracking and discolouration. Some of the supports in the box are partly detached. There are some minor bruises to some pieces. The lid on the teapot and sugar-bowl don't close completely flush.


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Auction: Jewellery, Watches & Silver, 13th Jan, 2024

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