A gem-set parcel-gilt silver and cloisonné enamel plaque, Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1899-1908

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The centre inscribed in Russian 'XXV/ To the most deeply respected/ Ludwig Moritzovich/ Metzl/ from the employees of the Moscow Counting House/ 1878-1903' in raised lettering, within a border of pastel foliage, a dragon and two crowned harpies, the outer frame of rosette columns, the corner brackets cast with Slavic scroll and applied with cabochon amethysts, 84 standard
37 by 46cm, 14 by 18in.