A silver-gilt icon of Our Lady of the Sign, maker T.B, Kostroma, 1817

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A silver-gilt icon of Our Lady of the Sign, maker T.B, Kostroma, 1817 the robes embroidered with silver wire, seed pearls and gemstones, the applied halos chased and engraved in sunburst design and beading, the Mother of Gods halo with a repoussé crown decorated with rosettes, fleur-de-lys and beading, the border chased and engraved with a recurring fleur-de-lys and beading pattern, struck to the lower edge with makers initials, 84 standard 27 by 33.5 cm, 10⅝by 13¼in.