Russian Silver Salt Throne by Sazikov, 1880s
Stamped with the imperial warrant of Pavel Sazikov, St. Petersburg, circa 1880, fully hallmarked
From the Romanov era of traditional form, the silver simulating a traditional wooden salt chair, bark, the hinged lid and pierced back decorated with star, heart and zigzag motifs recalling Old Russian designs, the base of trompe l’oeil texture, a technique which made Sazikov famous-2 ¾ x 2 ¾ in. (7 x 7 cm.) height and top of chair back.