A silver and cloisonné enamel presentation kovsh

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Khlebnikov Firm, Moscow, 1908-1917, with inscription under foota large kovsh of traditional shape, on circular plain silver foot, with raised prow and curved hook handle, the bowl divided into four sections: two with foliage and branches in the neo-Russian style and centred with circular round flower head, all in varicolour shaded enamel against red-brown ground, and two with very elaborate stylized orchid flower flanked by curving branches in various shades of blue, lavender, green and pink against cream ground, bordered by band of floral motifs in varicolour enamel against green ground accentuated with granulation, the handle similarly decorated, 88 standard length: 25.5cm (10in).