A silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel icon of St Nicholas, Sergei Zharov, Moscow, circa 1890

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A silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel icon of St Nicholas, Sergei Zharov, Moscow, circa 1890 depicting the saint in half-length holding an enamelled New Testament in one hand and raising the other, with repoussé robes, his halo decorated with polychrome cloisonné enamel scrolls and beading, between Christ and the Mother of God in miniature behind him on floating clouds, also with repoussé robes and enamelled haloes, struck to the bottom left corner and the lower edge with S Zh in Cyrillic, 84 standard 26.8 by 22.3cm, 10½by 8¾in.