A SILVER-GILT ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD KAZANSKAYA

THE OKLAD MARKED DMITRII SMIRNOV, MOSCOW 1908-1917

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The faces painted in a realistic manner with finely detailed robe and veil, the matte-gilt oklad applied with matte-gilt haloes, each with scrolling foliate borders, the raised polished gilt frame applied with stylized oak leafclusters and beaded bands of oxydized silver enhanced with openwork circles each set with cabochon garnet collets, each corner set with a similar cabochon