A Russian Gilded Silver, Plique-à-Jour, and Champlevé Bowl or Stand, Grachev Brothers, St. Petersburg, circa 1895
35,000 - 45,000 USD
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- maker's mark effaced, with Cyrillic workmaster's initials A.P.
the sides decorated with four arch-shaped panels of white champlevé enamel, with brightly colored butterflies surrounded by foliage and flowers and fish swimming among reeds and marine grasses, the panels set off by turquoise bands and applied cables, the spandrels decorated with geometric ornament in primary colors
For a plique-à-jour cup and saucer by Grachev Brothers and the workmaster AP with similar decoration of fish swimming among reeds, see Géza von Habsburg, Fabergé: Hofjuwelier der Zaren, Munich, 1986, pp. 282-283, no. 553.