A silver-gilt and enamel icon of a guardian angel, Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1899-1908

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The figure in polychrome shaded enamel delineated by cloisons on a polished ground, ropetwist scroll border, the suspension loop cast with the Mandylion, the reverse with champlevé enamel inscription in Russian 'Angel of God Protect Me and Keep Me Safe from All Evil', 84 standard

height including suspension loop 7.5cm, 3in.