A silver-gilt and cloisoneé enamel icon of the Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Feodor Rückert, Moscow, 1899-1908

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The oklad entirely covered with vivid shaded varicoloured enamels, the raised basma with scrolling flowerheads, the corners with windged seraphims painted en plein, the central panel with repoussé figures and raised halos, the robes of the Virgin set with two rose-cut diamonds, struck with workmaster's initials FR (Cyrillic), 84 standard
32 by 28cm, 12 5/8 by 11in.