A Russian Gilded Silver and Shaded Enamel Kovsh, Feodor Rückert, Moscow, circa 1900

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Of traditional form with hook handle and raised, shaped prow, the body decorated with shaded pink and white rosettes and mint green leaves among pea green swirls, all against a pale blue ground with a navy blue border, the ornament heightened with square reserves outlined in applied wires, the top of the handle with a pea green ground, the top, base, and handles with cable borders, the interior gilded, set on spreading foot
Length 4 3/4 in.
12 cm