This kovsh was a wedding present from the Bulgarian prime minister Stefan Stambulov to Princess Marie-Louise of Bourbon-Parma (1870-1899) on the occasion of her marriage to Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg, Prince of Bulgaria, and from 3 April 1893 onward, King of Bulgaria. Stefan Stambulov, born in 1854, was Bulgarian Prime Minister from 1887 to 1894. He was murdered in 1895.
Under Emperor Franz Joseph, the firm of Klinkosch had an importance comparable to that of Fabergé for Emperor Nicholas II. At the peak of their glory, Klinkosch had up to 150 employees. Founded by the goldsmiths J. Mayerhofer and C. Klingosch, the firm received a silver medal in 1835 and a gold medal in 1839. It was nevertheless not until the direction of Josef Cark Knight of Klinkosch (1822-1888) and his two sons Isidor (1852-1914) and Arthur (1854 - c.1900) that Klinkosch became the most important supplier of gold- and silverware to the Imperial Court of Austria.