30 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 13,700
Estimate GBP 1,700 - GBP 2,000
AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT & POLYCHROME SHADED CLOISONNE ENAMEL KOVSH,
MARK OF GRIGORIY SBITNEV, 1908/17,
Decorated with flowers, foliage, grape clusters, whorls & pebble motifs on geometrically arranged irregular panels, the pastel shades principally green, pink, lilac, powder blue & orange on creamground broken up by dark blue & mauve rays, the front with polychrome flowrs on a dark olive panel, the handle edged with alternate powder blue & pale pink beads, 6 5/8 in. long (17 cm.).
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