A miniature silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel icon of the Mother of God of Kazan

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P. Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1884realistically painted, with a silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel oklad, the halos and borders richly enamelled in lavender, blue and red flowerheads and green foliage on periwinkle blue ground, the background enhanced with gilded scrolls, the robes of the Mother of God and of the Christ Child in stippled silver-gilt, backed with a wood panel, in a fitted blue velvet and leather case stamped in Cyrillic 'P Ovchinnikov' under the Imperial warrant, 88 standard height: 8.9cm (3 1/2in).