A Silver-Gilt and Niello Tea and Coffee Service, Pavel Ovchinnikov and Vasiliy Semenov, Moscow, 1875 and 1876
comprising an oval tray, the centre finely engraved with a view of the Moscow Kremlin within a band of arabesques and supporting circular reserves engraved with the monogram C.A. in Latin, and inscribed Moscou 7 Octobre 1876, a coffee pot with ivorine insulators, a teapot with ivorine insulators, a milk jug, a covered sugar bowl with ivory, a bowl, tongs, a tea spoon, a sweet meal fork, twelve spoons, assayer mark BC, struck Ovchinnikov in Cyrillic
silvr-gilt, niello, mammoth ivory
length of tray 40cm, 15 3/4 in.; height of coffee pot 17.7cm, 7in.
Stockholms Auktionsverket, 2 October 2008, lot 360