A silver-gilt, champlevé and pictorial enamel tankard, Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1876

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A silver-gilt, champlevé and pictorial enamel tankard, Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1876 cylindrical, on a raised tapering foot, with a central cartouche enamelled en plein with a troika riding through a wintry landscape, the body lavishly decorated with foliate scrollwork and geometric motifs with green, blue and black enamel bands, the hinged lid with scrollwork surrounded by white and green enamel, centred with a raised flat dome finial surrounded by a geometric Greek pattern, the handle enamelled with a row of hearts in translucent red, struck P. Ovchinnikov in Cyrillic beneath the Imperial warrant, 91 standard height 13.5cm, 5¼in.