Silversmith Ivan Saltykov, who lived in Moscow at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, glorified his name by producing incredibly beautiful dishes in the Russian style, as well as small silver items with amazing patterns using the cloisonne enamel technique. The works of Ivan Dmitrievich in the technique of stained glass enamel have also come down to us, like that magnificent tazza that is shown in this selection, but this is a rarity.
In 1897, 23 employees and 8 students worked in Saltykov’s workshop. The turnover of the workshop was 20 thousand rubles. in year. The dishes of Ivan Dmitrievich were famous for the high quality of enamels. His silver products were ordered and sold by large jewelry houses – Orest Kurlyukov, Joseph Marshak. And you will see further what products of Saltykov ordered for his house by Carl Faberge himself.