A Large and Unusual Russian Silver and Enamel Horse-Headed Presentation Kovsh, Grachev Brothers, St. Petersburg, circa 1900

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Of traditional form, the prow cast and chased with a stylized horse head with curling mane and forelock and richly decorated bridle, the rim and body decorated with stylized, scrolling flowers and foliage in blue, turquoise, green, red and white against a stippled ground, the flat, shaped handle with conforming decoration and a vacant cartouche, set on an oval foot
the interior inscribed Presented to Sir Arthur and Lady Nicolson by the British community at St. Petersburg on the occasion of their Excellencies departure from Russia 30th July 12th August 1910.
Length 15 3/4 in.
40 cm