Set of 6 Antique IMPERIAL RUSSIAN left facing "Kokoshnik" marked tea Spoons

Category Antiques Silver Non-U.S. Silver Russia

Current price $77.00

Listing type Chinese

Location Seattle, Washington 981** US

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Featured Refinements 87.5% Pure Silver

Style Art Nouveau

Age 1896-1908

Material Silver

Pattern Imperial Russian flatware

Region Russia

Type Spoon

Brand Unbranded

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This set of 6 Imperial Russian era tea spoons has the classic style of the period. They are clearly marked with a well stamped left facing "Kokoshnik" mark. This mark was used between 1896 and 1908 before the direction of the head was changed. The mark includes the assayer's initials "AA" which corresponds with "ANATOLY APOLLONOVICH ARTSYBASHEV" from Vilnius, Lithuania. The makers initials are stamped to the left of the assay mark. They are "ИГ" and stand for IVAN SEMENOVICH GUBKIN.
They measure 6 1/4" long. The entire lot weighs 179.9 grams.
These spoons have a wealth of history to them and if they could speak what would they say about those who have used them in the last one hundred years?
This specific marking is considered to be very rare as they were used for a very limited time and superseded by new standard assay marks in 1909.
Kokoshnik is a traditional Russian headdress worn by women and girls. It is tied at the back of the head with long thick ribbons in a large bow. During the revival of Russian national culture in the late 19th century, these diadem-shaped tiaras became part of the official court dress for royalty and ladies-in-waiting.
A female head wearing the Kokoshnik inside contours of various shapes was used from 1899 to mark Russian silver. These marks are commonly known as "Kokoshnik".
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