24 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 10,000
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
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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