• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 228

    A Silver-Gilt and Cloisonné Enamel Kovsh

    MARKED GRACHEV BROTHERS WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, CYRILLIC MAKER'S MARK 'AP', ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890

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    A Silver-Gilt and Cloisonné Enamel Kovsh
    Marked Grachev Brothers with the Imperial warrant, Cyrillic maker's mark 'AP', St. Petersburg, circa 1890
    Of traditional form, on oval foot, with raised prow surmounted by ribbed finial, with flat shaped handle, the body enameled with stylized scrolling foliage in red, blue, green, turquoise and white on a gilt-stippled ground, beneath a band enameled with a stylized varicolor trailing vine on a red-brown ground, the handle with conforming decoration centering a medallion with applied Cyrillic monogram 'SM' above a scrolling serpent-form support, in the original fitted wood case stamped 'GRACHEV BROS. ST. PETERSBURG' beneath the Imperial warrant, marked under base, on foot rim and under handle
    11½ in. (29.2 cm.) long


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