Tea caddy

ARTIST / MAKER: Antip Kuzmichev (maker)
Tiffany & Co. (retailer)
DATE: 1892 (made)
PLACE: Moscow (made)
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Silver-gilt decorated with cloisonné enamel, internal cork stopper

This tea caddy is banded with a variety of multicoloured enamel motifs in the Pan-Slavic style. The firm of Kuzmichev was renowned for enamel work and produced pieces to be sold through Tiffany and Co. in New York who opened a Russian department in its Herald Street store in around 1885.