12 - 13 October 2009,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 34,850
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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