Russian silver desk seal. Satyr and Nymph. 1840.




Russian silver desk seal. Satyr and Nymph. 1840.

    This exceptional Russian silver desk seal was produced by the maker Pavel Sasikov in 1840. It shows a Nymph clinging to the satue of a Satyr. It bears the makers mark, together with the purity standard and Assayers marks on the column of the seal and has the full makers mark at the base. The matrix is engraved with a Family Crest. Pavel Sasikov is considered to be an important Russian Silversmith. His company attained the Imperial Warrant in 1846 and is renowned for silver and cloisonne enamels of outstanding quality.

    This stunning Russian silver desk seal is of exceptional quality. It stands 7.5cm high, is 2.7cm at its widest point and 2.7cm at its deepest. (Measurements approximate). It is in excellent condition, showing wear appropriate to its age and use. It has no damage and no restoration.

Ref; Russian Silversmiths Hallmarks 1700 - 1917. Geoffrey Watts.