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January 12, 2017 04:00 PMCalender

Russian .875 Silver and Cloisonné Enamel Kovsh

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Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2975BLocation: BostonDate / Time: January 12, 2017 4:00PM


Russian .875 Silver and Cloisonné Enamel Kovsh, 1896-1908, bearing faint Imperial warrant mark to underside and Pavel Ovchinnikov's mark overstuck on another to the foot rim, the prow formed as a bird's head with an elongated beak and the handle its spreading tail, decorated throughout in a pastel enamel palette featuring stylized floral forms, lg. 18 3/4 in., approx. 71.9 troy oz.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Scattered shallow losses, cracking to enamel, most do not go entirely through enamel coloring and are fairly unobtrusive. Some losses with discolored over-painting to areas (see images). Foot-rim joint pushed into body slightly, interior with light surface abrasions and a few minor pinprick dents. Scattered losses to enamel on either side of neck along the joint. Originally probably gold-washed with only traces remaining.

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Pavel Ovchinnikov