A FINE SHADED ENAMEL AND SILVER-GILT KOVSH

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MARKED MOSCOW, CIRCA 1895, STAMPED IN THREE PLACES WITH CYRILLIC INITIALS SB, AND ONCE WITH CYRILLIC INITIALS AL. Of elliptical outline, on a spreading gilt base with a white beaded border, the interior enamelled with pastel-colored stylized blossoms and black scrolls on an avocado ground, enclosing an enamelled stylized rooster on cream-colored ground, within a white beaded and twisted ropework border, the exterior and the shaped flat handle similarly enamelled.