European Furniture & Decorative Arts
Russian Icon with Riza Depicting Three Patron Saints, the icon late 19th/early 20th century, the riza gold-washed .875 silver, Moscow, 1908-18, Khlebnikov, maker, painted in the Western style with visible faces and hands, the kovcheg riza with polychrome cloisonne flower buds and scrolling foliage to corners, finely chased foliate border, and raised figures with further chasing and polychrome champleve and cloisonne enameled accents, set within a shadow box with molded brass frame and case, with hinged glazed door, icon sight ht. 11 7/8, sight wd. 10 1/8 in.
Some damage and loss to enamel at corners. Specks of verdigris and darkening to gilt. Icon with fine craquelure. Riza not removed. Not examined out of shadowbox. Shadow box frame also with spots of corrosion, scattered minor abrasions, loss to lockplate and one glued interior plate (right side/see photograph) loose.
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