A RARE AND IMPORTANT PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND ENAMEL IMPERIAL PRESENTATION CHARGER FOR THE CORONATION OF EMPEROR ALEXANDER III AND EMPRESS MARIA FEODOROVNA

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MARKED P. OVCHINNIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1882

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A RARE AND IMPORTANT PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND ENAMEL IMPERIAL PRESENTATION CHARGER FOR THE CORONATION OF EMPEROR ALEXANDER III AND EMPRESS MARIA FEODOROVNA
MARKED P. OVCHINNIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1882
Circular, the border engraved with pan-Slavic scrolls and foliage and applied with four circular cartouches enclosing an Imperial double-headed eagle at the top, and a champlevé enamel horse below and two on each side with blue champlevé enamel Russian inscriptions 'On the day / of the luminescent coronation / of Their Imperial / Highnesses [from] / the Buriates of the Transbaikalian / province 1883 / May', the centre applied with the entwined varicoloured cloisonné enamel initials of Emperor Alexander III and Empress Maria Feodorovna within a silver-gilt ribbon-tied laurel and oak leaf wreath, against a suspended ermine mantel surmounted by an Imperial Crown, with a dot and bead rim, marked under base
21¼ in. (54 cm.) diameter
134.8 oz. (4193 gr.) gross