Sergei Chekhonin (1878-1936)
A Putto with a bouquet of peonies; and A reclining Putto
the first signed in Cyrillic and dated 'S. Chekhonin 1917' (lower centre)
enamel plaques mounted as brooches, the first oval, the second hexagonal
the first 1.5/8 x 1.3/8 in. (4.2 x 3.5 cm.); the second .7/8 x 1 in. (2 x 2.3 cm.)
Acquired directly from Pierre Ino (1909-1989), stepson of the artist, by Alexandre Djanchieff in Paris in the early 1980s.
By descent to the present owner.