Russian Silver Borsht Ladle by Khlebnikov, 1879
From the Romanov era made during the reign of Tsar Alexander II, of classic design-11 in. (27.9 cm.) long. Fully hallmarked with the imperial warrant of Khlebnikov, Moscow, 1879. Ivan Petrovich Khlebnikov, founder of the famous Moscow silver firm I Khlebnikov and Sons, became Purveyor to the Russian Imperial Court on May 12, 1879.