Russian Silver-Gilt & Cloisonné Enamel Kovsh

20th Artel
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reference number: RE_009

circa 1910s

silver-gilt, enamel, hardstones

length: 24.5 cm

maker’s mark: 20th Artel

assay mark of Moscow, 1908-1917

silver standard: 84 zolotnik

A rare silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel kovsh modelled as a bird with its head forming the handle. The piece is elaborately enamelled with shaded polychrome feathers and foliage against a cream and dark green ground. The eyes are set with red hardstones en cabochon. The sides and tail are further set with green cabochon hardstones. The interior is gilded.

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