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Russian silver trompe loeil art

Russian silver trompe loeil art

Russian silver trompe loeil art – the finest imitation of linen napkins.

Russian silver trompe loeil art.
In contrast to Faberge, about the work of Russian silver tromp-l’oeil jewelers is known little, although these workshops were suppliers of Imperial court. Stunning trompe l’oeil silver art pieces were multiple winners at international exhibitions, with many customers abroad. Beautiful artworks of Russian jewelers are still sold at major auctions for big money. The peculiarity of Russian silver tromp-l’oeil (trompley) was the finest imitation of linen napkins and towels, the hyper-realistic effect of which looks so modern nowadays. Unique cigar boxes, imitating real wood boxes, with the texture of the tree, stickers and labels.

Russian silver trompe loeil

A fine silver parcel-gilt trompe l’oeil salt cellar designed as a kulich mounted in trompe l’oeil napkin and saucer. Stamped with city hallmark, assayer’s mark ‘VS’ (Victor Savinkov, 1855-1888)

Russian silver trompe loeil

A pair of silver trompe l’oeil spice cellars. Stamped with master’s mark ‘P.D’ in Cyrillic (1879-1908, unidentified master) and assayer’s mark

Russian silver trompe loeil

A silver parcel-gilt trompe l’oeil cake basket chased to simulate baskerweave and within a ‘linen’ napkin. Stamped city hallmark, assayer’s mark ‘AA’, 84 standard and master’s mark ‘PD’ in Cyrillic. Moscow, 1891

Russian silver trompe loeil

A silver trompe L’ oeil cup with handle, a basket and a parcel-gilt cover. Stamped with city hallmark, assayer’s mark, 84 standard and master’s mark “Ie”, “I.D” and “P.D” in Cyrillic. Moscow/St. Petersburg, 2nd half 19th century.

Russian silver trompe loeil

A silver trompe l’ oeil tee caddy. The body engraved like bark of a birch tree. Marked with assayer’s mark “WS” in Cyrillic (Viktor Savinkov), city hallmark, 84 standard and master’s mark “PL” in Cyrillic (Pyetr Loskutov). Under base stamped “Chlebnikov”. Moscow, 1887. 15,5 cm high

Russian silver trompe loeil

A silver trompe l’oeil box with cover. The body decorated with dragonflies.

Russian silver trompe loeil

A silver trompe l’oeil tobacco box engraved with simulated advertising labels. Bearing spurious Russian hallmarks ‘Gratchev’.

Russian silver trompe loeil

Russian silver trompe loeil

Russian silver trompe loeil art

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