A SILVER IMPERIAL PRESENTATION KOVSH

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MAKER'S MARK POSSIBLY OF ALEKSEI POLOSOV, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1762

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A SILVER IMPERIAL PRESENTATION KOVSH
MAKER'S MARK POSSIBLY OF ALEKSEI POLOSOV, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1762
Of traditional form with raised prow and handle, the bowl repoussé with a circular reserve centring an Imperial double-headed eagle with the orb and sceptre and centring St George slaying the dragon, the exterior sides chased with Cyrillic dedication inscription 'Presented by Empress Ekaterina II [Catherine the Great] to Volzhskii ataman Vasilii Persidskii on 18 October 1762' within foliate cartouches, the shaped handle centring the cypher of Catherine the Great within foliate scrolls, the finial cast and chased as an Imperial double-headed eagle, marked on handle
10 in. (25.4 cm.) wide
Approximate weight: 15 oz. (427 gr.)