A Russian Gilded Silver Imperial Presentation Kovsh

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Period of Empress Elizabeth Petrovna, circa 1853

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The center of the bowl embossed with the Imperial eagle on a matted ground within in a foliate wreath, the finial in the form of the Imperial eagle, the flat shaped handle terminating in an Imperial crown, the border of the handle chased with foliage, the central oval reserve on the handle engraved with the Imperial monogram of Empress Elizabeth Petrovna, the exterior of the bowl engraved with seven foliate cartouches enclosing a presentation inscription and the date 1753, the front of the bowl engraved with a portrait of Empress Elizabeth Petrovna within a foliate cartouche, 16 ozs.