For your consideration is an Imperial Russian Cloisonne Silver 84 and Siberian Nephrite Jade Goblet / Wine Glass by Ivan Khlebnikov, c. This exquisite and exceedingly rare Russian Imperial gilt silver and applied enamel jade goblet bears the hallmark for Ivan Khlebnikov. Of ovoid form dark green jade cup mounted in silver and terminating from dome form silver and enamel base, raised stem with doughnut shape middle knob. The base finely decorated with applied Cloisonne enamel in Pan-Slavic style foliage with white, green, red, cobalt blue, and lavender on gold wash silver. Each enamel design is set with a solid silver braided wire border.Double hallmarked on the gold wash base and on the base of the Nephrite Jade silver platform. Weight is 6.0 OZ. Diameter is approximately 2.75.
Ivan Khlebnikov (1819 - 1881) Ivan Khlebnikov in Russian:???? Petersburg, son of a diamond and jewellery merchant.By 1865 he had his own jewellery firm, where he employed his sons Mikhail, Alexei and Nikolai. In 1871 Ivan opened a factory in Moscow, employing around 200 artisans. Within the premises of his factory he also opened a school of design and sculpture for thirty-five students. Khlebnikov received several commissions from the Imperial family and in 1872 he was appointed official purveyor of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich. His artworks were displayed in several International Exhibitions, such as the one in Vienna in 1873 where he won two medals. The firm's popularity grew and Khlebnikov was appointed a royal warrant by the sovereigns of Denmark, Netherlands, Serbia and Montenegro. In 1879 he was awarded the title of official supplier to the Imperial court of Russia.
The company was closed and nationalised in 1918, with the outbreak of the Russian Revolution. Khlebnikov artworks were acclaimed for their fine decorative enamel work and the traditional Russian style.
The company worked in all kinds of enamel, especially plique-à-jour and cloisonné, and reinterpreted the traditional Russian folk art through original and unique designs, a colorful palette and great mastery of execution. The item "Antique Imperial Russian Silver Nephrite Cup Goblet Khlebnikov Cloisonne Enamel" is in sale since Friday, February 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U. The seller is "galleryoff5th" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.