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    Sale 7598

    Russian Art

    11 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 319

    Two silver-gilt closionné enamel kovshii

    CYRILLIC MARK OF PAVEL OVCHINNIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1896-1908; AND INDISTINCT MARK PROBABLY FOR VASILII ASHMARIN, MOSCOW, 1908-1917

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    Two silver-gilt closionné enamel kovshii
    Cyrillic mark of Pavel Ovchinnikov with the Imperial warrant, Moscow, 1896-1908; and indistinct mark probably for Vasilii Ashmarin, Moscow, 1908-1917
    The first, of oval shallow form, partly repoussé and enamelled with stylized shaded floral sprays on blue and green grounds, further enriched with pellets, set with a cabochon ruby on the prow, with shaped handle similarly decorated; the second, oval, with shaped handle and prow, decorated with shaded vari-coloured enamel flowers and geometric designs, on green and cream grounds, embellished with raised gilt beading and with rope-work borders, marked under bases
    5 in. (12.5 cm.); and 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) long (2)


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