A silver-gilt and champlevé enamel trompe loeil enamel Basket, Pavel Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1888

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Property from a North Carolina Collection A silver-gilt and champlevé enamel trompe loeil enamel Basket, Pavel Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1888 circular, cast as a wicker basket with two ropework handles, covered with a folded linen cloth part-enamelled in blue, green, turquoise and with pierced lace edge, struck on the side with Ovchinnikov in Cyrillic beneath the Imperial warrant, 84 standard length over handles 38cm, 15in. Provenance Purchased from A La Vieille Russie in 1985 Thence by descent Russian Works of Art, Fabergé and Icons