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    Sale 7598

    Russian Art

    11 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 301

    A silver, cloisonné enamel and seed-pearl icon

    CYRILLIC MARK OF PAVEL OVCHINNIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1890

    Price Realised  

    A silver, cloisonné enamel and seed-pearl icon
    Cyrillic mark of Pavel Ovchinnikov with the Imperial warrant, Moscow, circa 1890
    Realistically painted on metal, Christ Pantocrator in the centre, in seed-pearl vestments, holding a champlevé enamel Book of Gospels, the oklad with cloisonné enamel, the centre with turquoise ground with rope-work scrolls, the borders and halo with multi-coloured geometric decoration with a cross at each corner, marked on the lower base
    in fitted case
    3 7/8 in. (10 cm.) high The inscription on the silver plaque on the back reads: 'God bless you! June 1902 from Serge'


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