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Russian .875 Silver and Hardstone-mounted Kovsh

Auction:
2740B
Lot:
63
Sold for:
$24,600$20,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2740B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 19, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

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.
Estimate $20,000-30,000

One mounted amethyst very loose. One mounted turquoise slightly loose. Deep pin prick-size dent to base. Scattered minor nicks and surface abrasions.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Moscow, Orest Fedorovich Kurlyukov, Russian Revival

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