Petersburg, son of a diamond and jewellery merchant. By 1865 he had his own jewellery firm, where he employed his sons Mikhail, Alexei and Nikolai. In 1871 Ivan opened a factory in Moscow, employing around 200 artisans. Within the premises of his factory he also opened a school of design and sculpture for thirty-five students.
Khlebnikov received several commissions from the Imperial family and in 1872 he was appointed official purveyor of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich. His artworks were displayed in several International Exhibitions, such as the one in Vienna in 1873 where he won two medals. The firms popularity grew and Khlebnikov was appointed a royal warrant by the sovereigns of Denmark, Netherlands, Serbia and Montenegro. In 1879 he was awarded the title of official supplier to the Imperial court of Russia. The company was closed and nationalised in 1918, with the outbreak of the Russian Revolution.Khlebnikov artworks were acclaimed for their fine decorative enamel work and the traditional Russian style. The company worked in all kinds of enamel, especially plique-à-jour and cloisonné, and reinterpreted the traditional Russian folk art through original and unique designs, a colorful palette and great mastery of execution.
As thousands of new diestamps had to be created, the kokoshnik did not come into full use until early 1899. Until 1908, the mark consisted of a left facing woman's head in profile within an oval cartouche, she is wearing the peasant headdress traditionally referred to as a kokoshnik.
To her left is the standard number and to her right are the assayer's initials which also indicate the assay office. The delineation within the oval is rendered in intaglio. From 1908, her profile is facing right with standard number to her right, to her left is a small Greek letter that indicates the city or region of assay. The delineation within the oval is rendered in relief. The item "Imperial Russian cloisonne Enameled 84 Silver Cigarette Case Ivan Khlebnikovn" is in sale since Thursday, September 17, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U. The seller is "rare-antique-shop" and is located in amman.This item can be shipped worldwide.