Russian .875 Silver and Hardstone-mounted Kovsh
- Sold for:
- European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2740B
- Date / Time :
- July 19, 2014 10:00AM
Russian .875 Silver and Hardstone-mounted Kovsh, Moscow, 1908-18, Orest Fedorovich Kurlyukov, maker, Russian Revival-style, the boat-form bowl with the figure of Boyan playing the gusli seated on the prow and decorated with flowers and scrolls, with crowned cipher and hardstone cabochons to handle, lg. 15 5/8 in., approx. 42.3 troy oz.
N.B. Boyan is a bard who appears in the Russian epic poem The Lay of Igor's Campaign. He was a popular figure with Russian Romantic artists.
One mounted amethyst very loose. One mounted turquoise slightly loose. Deep pin prick-size dent to base. Scattered minor nicks and surface abrasions.
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