28 November 2007
Two silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel kovshi
Cyrillic mark of Orest Kurliukov; and Cyrillic mark of Maria Sokolova, Moscow, 1896-1908
A jewelled circular kovsh, the bowl decorated with vari-coloured floral roundels in striped borders, with ropework and cabochon stones between, with integrated floral prow, the pierced and vari-colour handle with geometric and floral decoration, on circular spreading foot, marked under base; and another, of traditional form with lobed body, shaped prow and hook handle, enamelled with vari-coloured foliate scrolls and flowerheads on stippled ground within ropework borders, the handle with white pellet border, marked under base
4½ in. (11.4 cm.) and slightly smaller (2)
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