Offered by: Mayfair Gallery
39 South Audley Street London W1K 2PP , England Call Seller 44.207.491.3435


Large Russian silver kovsch with cloisonné enamel decoration

$ 22,500
  • Description
    Large Russian silver kovsch with cloisonné enamel decoration
    Russian, 20th Century 
    Height 13cm, width 31cm, depth 16cm
    This silver kovsch is decorated in high relief with the cloisonné enamelling technique. Repeated motifs adorn both the vessel’s body and handle, featuring symmetrical patterns that weave in shades of white, silver, blue, and red. Silver-gilt detailing and several delicate amber pieces add further elegance to this kovsch’s design, and the elaborate decoration makes this artefact an exemplar of pieces of this type. 
    The history of kovsch dates back to the 10th century AD, when they would have served as simple vessels or ladles. Over the centuries, they have developed to become desirable ceremonial presents, even gifted by tsars, and have become an important part of Russian culture and heritage.
    On the reverse are stamped spurious marks.
    Showcasing multiple elaborate craft techniques, this piece would make a superb addition to one’s collection.
  • More Information
    Origin: Russia
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Cloisonné enamel, Silver.
    Styles / Movements: Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 17465
    Incollect Reference #: 683512
  • Dimensions
    W. 12.2 in; H. 5.12 in; D. 6.3 in;
    W. 31 cm; H. 13 cm; D. 16 cm;
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Mayfair Gallery is a leading gallery in the field of art and antiques, holding a large collection of unique pieces for sale. The breadth of the gallery’s collection is wide, and includes items from a range of periods, styles and geographical origins, as well as works by famous artists and craftsmen. The main focus of the gallery’s collection is, however, on items produced during the 19th and early 20th century.

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