Lot 43 (Silver & Objects of Vertu, 24th August 2020)
An Alexander III Russian 84 zolotnik (875 standard) silver dish, St Petersburg 1893 mark of Grachev Brothers (est. 1866)
of circular form with a cavetto edge and die stamped Greek key rim. The field engraved to the centre with initials AM in gothic script. Marked to the reverse with retailers’ mark and chetvernik assay masters mark for Aleksandr Timofeyevich Shevyakov.
Diameter – 16 cm / 6.25 inches
Weight – 155 grams / 4.95 ozt
Gavrill Petrovich Grachev founded the company in 1866, at his death in 1873 his sons Mikhail, Simon and Grigory took over the company and renamed it into Grachev Brothers. From 1886 the firm was made official supplier of the King of Denmark and in 1892, the firm was awarded the title of purveyor of the Imperial Court and was permitted use the Imperial Warrant. (Mark: Postnikova 1262)