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A SILVER-GILT AND NIELLO ALTARPIECE
unrecorded maker's mark in Cyrillic A.L, Moscow, 1848

In the traditional form, on four curved bracket feet, the hollow base with niello plaque of the Burial within scroll surround, with drawer at the back, the pierced scroll canopy flanked by cast angels with niello fans and inserted with a miniature coffin, the tented openworked dome applied with further cast angels and with finial surmounted by a sunburst and niello medallion of the Resurrection - 52cm high (898gr)
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