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    Sale 2162

    Russian Art

    24 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 187

    A Silver-Gilt and Cloisonné Enamel Kovsh

    MARKED KHLEBNIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1908-1917

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    Estimate

    A Silver-Gilt and Cloisonné Enamel Kovsh
    Marked Khlebnikov with the Imperial warrant, Moscow, 1908-1917
    Of traditional form on a circular foot, with raised prow and shaped scroll handle, the bowl decorated with wirework scrolls on a grey ground, beneath a border decorated with varicolor shaded enamel floral sprays on a dark blue ground, all beneath a purple enamel pellet border and twisted ropework rim, the handle with conforming decoration on green and pale blue grounds, marked under base and on foot
    5¾ in. (14.7 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, December 10, 1976, lot 336.