Eight-piece Russian .875 Silver Tea and Coffee Service, Moscow, c. 1868, Pavel Ovchinnikov, maker, Viktor Savinkov, assayer, monogrammed, comprised of a hot water urn, coffeepot, teapot, covered sugar, waste bowl, creamer, cake basket, and tray, urn ht. 20 1/2, tray lg. handle to handle 30 in., approx. 412.3 troy oz.
N.B. "MM" monogram is similar to that on lot 69 though lacking the Imperial crown.
Condition: Tray with engraving removal to central cartouche (only date of 1876 remains). Other pieces are engraved MM. Cake basket with a possible secondary engraving that has been removed (slight indentation to surface, though no inconsistencies to surface thickness or gilding to interior- see images). Spout to urn with break (pieces present). Otherwise only light surface wear, few minor pinprick dents and abrasions.
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