A GEM-SET PARCEL-GILT SILVER-MOUNTED ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

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BY OLOVYANISHNIKOV SONS, MARK OF KUZMA KONOV, MOSCOW, 1908-1917

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A GEM-SET PARCEL-GILT SILVER-MOUNTED ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
BY OLOVYANISHNIKOV SONS, MARK OF KUZMA KONOV, MOSCOW, 1908-1917
The figures realistically painted, with parcel-gilt silver openwork mounts, the halo set with amethysts and aquamarines, the outer border engraved with Greek initials for the Mother of God, with brocade backing, marked on halo and lower edge; in an associated bird's-eye maple case stamped in Russian 'Successors of I.V. Scheklyuev / Moscow / Kharkov'
8¾ in. (22.1 cm.) high