• 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 369

    A jewelled silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel seed-pearl icon of the Mother of God of Tikhvin

    MARKED P. OVCHINNIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1896

    Price Realised  

    A jewelled silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel seed-pearl icon of the Mother of God of Tikhvin
    marked P. Ovchinnikov with the Imperial warrant, Moscow, 1896
    Rectangular, traditionally painted, the mantles of the Mother of God and Christ Child applied with seed-pearls and three rose-cut diamond-set stars centering two sapphires and a ruby, the cut-out halos enamelled with stylized floral and foliate patterns within turquoise pellet borders, the corners similarly decorated, the oklad engraved with foliate scrolls, the border applied with raised trellis and rosette pattern, with a figure of St Ksenia depicted on the right border, marked on the lower edge, burgundy velvet backing
    11¾ x 10¼ in. (30 x 26 cm.)


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