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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 174

    A silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel kovsh

    CYRILLIC MARK OF IVAN KHLEBNIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1908-1917

    Price Realised  

    A silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel kovsh
    Cyrillic mark of Ivan Khlebnikov with the Imperial warrant, Moscow, 1908-1917
    Of ovoid form, decorated in the pan-Slavic style, the body with raised back and curved prow, with shaded green and grey scrolls and rust red and white geometric motifs, on matted ground, the geometric and wave form pierced handle with similar enamel designs, with white pellets around the aperture, marked under base
    4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) long
    For a similar enamel kovsh see: Geza von Habsburg, Fabergé Imperial Craftsman and his World, London, 2000, p. 71, No. 58, illustrated.


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