Four Russian Imperial-era Silver Arrow Demi-tasse Spoons, circa 1900
Set of four delightful Russian silver-gilt or vermeil demi-tasse coffee spoons, the handles in the shape of arrow feathers, with twisted stems and engraved exterior bowls typical of that period. The silver is gilded throughout with the original gilding. The spoons were made by Russian silversmith Vasily Veganov, in the town of Kostroma Russia between 1899 and 1908. Each spoon bears the hallmarks of the maker and the town mark both on the stem and in the bowl.
By Vasily Veganov, Kostroma Russia 1899-1908.
4 3/4 in. ( 12.1 cm) long. .78 troy ounces.
Kostroma, a part of the Golden Ring of ancient Russian towns, had a thriving jewelry industry in the late 19th century to early 20th century.