A LARGE AND FINE SILVER-GILT CLOISONNÉ AND EN PLEIN ENAMEL WEDDING KOVSH

MARKED P. OVCHINNIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, WITH THE MAKER'S MARK OF FEODOR RÜCKERT, MOSCOW, 1899-1908, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 515

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A LARGE AND FINE SILVER-GILT CLOISONNÉ AND EN PLEIN ENAMEL WEDDING KOVSH
MARKED P. OVCHINNIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, WITH THE MAKER'S MARK OF FEODOR RÜCKERT, MOSCOW, 1899-1908, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 515
Of traditional form, the body finely enamelled with shaded cloisonné flowerheads and scrolling foliage on a green ground, the front enamelled with an Imperial double-headed eagle, the sides cloisonné and en plein enamelled with two men in boyar costume on winged horses, also with large figurative panels, one depicting the wedding feast, inscribed in Russian ‘Honourable Feast’, the other depicting introduction of a groom, inscribed in Russian ‘Honourable Wedding’, both against a sky blue ground, with corded rim, with similarly enamelled raised prow and stylised scrolled handle, applied with floral knops, on a spreading foot, marked under base, on foot and handle
13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) wide