Russian Book of Gospels

With Fine Silver-Gilt Binding, St. Petersburg, 1851

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The cover applied with scrolling flowering foliage and also with four painted plaques depicting the four evangelists, the center plaque painted with the Resurrection, all plaques with borders of simulated diamonds, the bottom repousse and chased with the Adoration of the Vladimirskaya Mother of God and with Ss. Antoni and Feodosi, also inscribed, 'made by the joint work of the benevolent donors of the Village of Oboturov, for the church of the Holy Virgin of Vladimir, in 1851. Weight 13 funt 52 zolotniks,' the silver clasps repousse and chased with Ss. Peter and Paul, the spine applied with instruments of the Passion and other subjects.