A SILVER ICON OF SAINT ALEXANDER NEVSKY, PAINTED BY FEODOR PLATONOV, THE OKLAD BY GRACHEV, ST PETERSBURG, 1890

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A SILVER ICON OF SAINT ALEXANDER NEVSKY, PAINTED BY FEODOR PLATONOV, THE OKLAD BY GRACHEV, ST PETERSBURG, 1890 painted on zinc, the saint standing in full length, signed l.r in Cyrillic F. Platonov, the silver border finely cast and chased with scrolling foliage, the four corners with seraphs, struck on the lower edge with Grachev in Cyrillic, 84 standard 31 by 26.7cm, 12¼ by 101/2 in.