Four Silver-Gilt Plique-À-Jour, Guilloché and Champlevé Enamel Sherbet Cups and Stands, Antip Kuzmichev and Khlebnikov, Moscow, 1896-1908
four bowls with plique-à-jour enamel rim and guilloché enamel interior, supported by three foliate and beaded arms rising from a hexagonal stem enameled with coats of arms of Russian cities (St Petersburg, Novgorod, Moscow), raised on a tapering stem and domed circular foot, each circular stand with a plique-à-jour rim and alternating guilloché and champlevé enamel bands, each decorated with varicolor cloisonné enamel stylized foliage and geometric motives, cups and stands marked on base (scratched inventory numbers 3692C, 5545-12, and 2091), the dark blue plate marked M.L., the light blue plate marked Khlebnikov in Cyrillic, 84 and 88 standard, their four silver-gilt plique-à-jour and champlevé enamel spoons, various makers (three by Khlebnikov) and dates, marked on stems, 84 standard (one spoon marked 11 MA)
height of cups 17cm, 6 5/8 in.; diameter of the plates 19cm, 7 1/2 in.
Sotheby's New York, 10-11 June 1981, lot 127
Christie’s New York, 18 April 2008, lot 226
Sotheby's New York, 4 November 2010, lot 25