A PARCEL-GILT SILVER IMPERIAL PRESENTATION KOVSH

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PROBABLY MOSCOW, 1707

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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER IMPERIAL PRESENTATION KOVSH
PROBABLY MOSCOW, 1707
Of traditional form with raised prow and handle, the bowl repoussé with a circular reserve centring an Imperial double-headed eagle with the orb and sceptre, within chased scrolling foliage and repoussé laurel wreath, the interior sides and handle engraved with scrolling foliage, the exterior sides engraved with Old Russian dedication inscription 'By the Grace of God We Great Lord Tsar and Great Prince Petr Alekseevich, Autocrat of all Great, Little and White Russia, presented this kovsh to Ataman of the Donskii voisko at the Legkaya Stanitsa Efrem Petrov for his service on 14 November 1707', the finial cast as an Imperial double-headed eagle, apparently unmarked
13 in. (33 cm.) wide
21.55 oz. (670.3 gr.)