Probably Demidov copper workshop
Ural, circa 1770
-Galerie J. Kugel. Trésors des Tsars, Paris, 1998, n° 90.
-Christie’s Paris. Collection Yves Saint Laurent Pierre Bergé, 23-25 February 2009, lot 184.
Crack on the wood handle, sur l'anse en bois, an impact to the body on one side (see pictures), cover hinge is unsoldered.
Embossed décoration with roccoco ornaments and cartouches and showing on one side a lady drinking coffee and on the other a gentleman drinking chocolate.
Objects of this type and technique are very rare. Among the few known examples, we could mention the service from the Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé collection (purchased from J.Kugel antiquaires, Paris) and another service preserved in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
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