A large silver-gilt and shaded cloisonné enamel kovsh, Nikolay Alekseev, Moscow, 1891-1896

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A large silver-gilt and shaded cloisonné enamel kovsh, Nikolay Alekseev, Moscow, 1891-1896 circular, bulbous body with enamelled reserves of flowers in violet blue, red and pastel orange colours, against gilt stippled ground, with interlacing turquoise bead borders, the handle with matching decoration, gilt interior, struck on the underside and underneath the handle with workmasters initials in Cyrillic, 88 standard length 28.5cm, 11 1/5in.