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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD OF VLADIMIR
A PARCEL-GILT SILVER ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD OF VLADIMIR
A PARCEL-GILT SILVER ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD OF VLADIMIR
A PARCEL-GILT SILVER ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD OF VLADIMIR
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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD OF VLADIMIR

MAKER'S MARK CYRILLIC 'SG', MOSCOW, 1899-1908

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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD OF VLADIMIR
MAKER'S MARK CYRILLIC 'SG', MOSCOW, 1899-1908
Rectangular, traditionally painted, the borders and halo repoussé with foliate scrolls, with fabric backing and inscribed in Russian on the reverse 'Icon of Countess Vera Vladimirovna / Bobrinskaya / Blessing from Her / Mother Princess Sofia N. / Golitsyna / 1901', marked on halo and lower edge
12 3⁄8 x 10 1⁄2 in. (31.5 x 26.7 cm.)
Provenance
A gift to Countess Vera Vladimirovna Bobrinskaya (neé Golitsyna) (1877-1967), from her mother, Princess Sofia Nikolaevna Golitsyna (1851-1924), in 1901.

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Countess Vera Vladimirovna Bobrinskaya (neé Golitsyna) was the daughter of Princess Sofia Nikolaevna Golitsyna and Prince Vladimir Mikhailovich Golitsyn. The icon was a gift from her mother, most likely a blessing for her marriage to Count Lev Alexeevich Bobrinsky which took place in 1901.

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