A Russian Gilded Silver and Shaded Enamel Kovsh, Ivan Saltykov, Moscow, circa 1890

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Of traditional form, enameled with colorful stylized foliage and birds against a stippled gilt ground, the flat surface of the handle similarly decorated, bordered with rows of turquoise beads, the rim and foot with cable border, the interior gilded
the underside with dedicatory inscription dated 1899

Length 11 in.
28 cm