an elizabeth petrovna gilt presentation kovsh


unmarked, Moscow, circa 1750

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Of oval form, the centre of the bowl repousse in high relief with the Russian double-headed eagle encircled by laurel wreath, the flattened handle engraved with interlaced initials E.P.I within a cartouche with an Imperial crown, the prow surmounted by a double-headed eagle, the interior under the prow and beneath the handle applied with rococo foliage, the exterior with Cyrillic engraved dedication in seven cartouches within stylised foliage frames, the front with the engraved profile of Elizabeth Petrovna in a cartouche within a similar frame