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Russian silver basket

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Russian silver basket
Russian silver basket

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Russian trompe l’oeil silver basket / the word means ” to deceive the eye”/. In the second part of the nineteenth century Russian silversmiths have produced this unique form of representative art work, silver objects made in the shape of everyday household articles IE a willow basket made in silver, a basket covered with a cloth also made in silver. Seem clever -which it is- but in manufacturing terms requires extraordinary skill. Some were cast ,/ paper thin casting in sand/ which is impossible to repeat today, some were fabricated and engraved and chased up. Unique to late nineteenth century Russia.

Measurements : 12.5 cm in diameter of the top of the basket. weight 253 grams

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