A PARCEL-GILT SILVER IMPERIAL PRESENTATION KOVSH

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SIGNED ILARION ARTEM’EV, RUSSIA, CIRCA 1730

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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER IMPERIAL PRESENTATION KOVSH
SIGNED ILARION ARTEM’EV, RUSSIA, CIRCA 1730
The bowl repoussé with a circular reserve centring an Imperial double-headed eagle, the exterior sides chased with Russian dedication inscription ‘By the Grace of God we Empress Anna [Ioannovna], Autocrat of all Great Russia presented this kovsh to ataman of the Don Voisko Andrei Lopatin for his true service on 10 March 1730', the finial cast and chased as an Imperial double-headed eagle, apparently unmarked
11½ in. (29.3 cm.) wide
15.75 oz. (489.9 gr.)