Russian Imperial cloisonne enameled silver spoon by Gustav Klingert. The all over turquoise decoration with gold tracery and opaque white bead border is a decorative style extensively used by Klingert. The design is, in effect, a signature style. The handle is twisted and terminates in an enameled “crown” type finial. The bowl retains its original gilding. Marked with the 84 silver standard. Moscow, circa 1893, and "GK" for Gustav Klingert.
Gustav Klingert who used to work for Faberge owned a factory of gold and silverware which was founded in 1865 and known until 1916. His factory produced a lot of silver enamel items. He had 200 workers and 45 teenagers, manufacturing items worth 400,000 roubles. He was a participant in the exhibition in Paris (1889) and Chicago (1893) where his works were granted honourable mentions. He had 4 sons and grandsons who worked together with him, one of the sons from: 1915 to 1917 was a book-keeper of the Moscow branch of the Faberge. G.Klingert was a famous representitive of German ancestry in Moscow.
Length: 4 5/8 inches/11.5 cm long. Weighs: 0.7 Troy oz/16.4 gm. Condition is excellent, no damage to gilded silver or enamel.