Antique Imperial 1896 Russian Egg Wild Boar/Stag Hunters Theme 19TH Century
Valuation reference V623531-7
Professionally cleaned also was badly tarnished now immaculate with Patina intact 💯👌
Russian silver decorative egg on tripod stand 10 cm high, the egg is dated 1896 and has a leaping stag surmounted on the cover under which is a relief of a game bird and foliage, the interior has a model of a wild boar.
The market for these wares is strong at the moment and as this represents a hunting theme it would be popular especially with the Russian market.
The standard for Russian silver is measured in zolotniks: the most common fineness is 84, corresponding to 875/1000 standard. Until the late 19th century silver items had a town mark, Assay Master mark with date, and a Maker’s mark (as well as the silver standard mark).In 1896, Tsar Nicholas II issued an edict and a new system of marking was introduced, known as the Kokoshnik mark (a cartouche containing a woman’s head, the silver fineness and the assayer’s initials). This system continued until the Revolution. Russian Imperial silver is renowned for its quality and peculiar style, often finely decorated with enamel.
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. The silver is alloyed with copper to make it stronger because pure silver is a fairly soft metal. Sterling silver does become tarnished and metals other than copper can be used in alloys to reduce tarnishing, such as zinc.
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My collections are In my collection beyond my death etc so happy to keep in my collection for 30+ years. I can wait for the right buyer to come along no problem. I don’t take income from this either . I collect and so all sales go back into and expand n grow my ever changing collection. 10+ years my goal at present so no rush to sell clearly and of course professional evaluation on my items too already in place.
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