A parcel-gilt icon of the Kazanskaya Mother of God, maker's mark in Cyrillic A.V.S., Moscow, 1766-1768

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With elaborate repoussé and chased oklad, the Virgin's maphorion mounted with a gemset flower head, with pierced halo and scrolling foliate reliefs, set with niello plaques, the upper corners inscribed Mother of God, and lower centre Blessed are you amongst women, Ivan Titov, framed within a scrolling foliate cartouche
38 by 32cm., 15 by 12 1/2 in.