A silver-gilt and lacquer tea set, Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1885
comprising six beakers repoussé and chased with foliage and insects on a deep red lacquer ground, together with
a rounded triangular tray of conforming design, decorated with a silver inlaid cobweb, insects and a leaf, in the original
fitted box, struck P.Ovchinnikov in Cyrillic beneath the Imperial warrant, 84 standard
height of beakers 8.5cm, 3¼in.
Overall, the set is in good condition. The platter with some minor firing flaws. The cups with some dents at the bases; the lacquered surfaces with several minor areas of loss, to the metal. With surface scratches and time wear throughout. The original fitted box in good order with time wear as expected.
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