• Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Pa auction at Christies

    Sale 7677

    Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art

    12 - 13 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 260



    Price Realised  


    Central provinces, Russia, late 18th century
    Of vertical crescent shape, the 'wings' of the hat extending out to the sides beyond the support structure of the cap in a half-moon shape, the red velvet ground embroidered with gilt thread, gilt metallic braid, and gold foil and green and red metal thread embellishments, forming a lotus and vine motif, lined with red, white and printed cotton
    6½ in. (16 cm.) high

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    Similar kokoshniks, with their highly distinctive form, can be seen in the work of the 18th century artist M. Shebanov. For further information see L. V. Efimova et al., Kostium v Rossii
    iz sobraniia GIM, Moscow, 2000, p. 61, nos. 68-69.

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