A Russian Jeweled Silver-Gilt Icon of the Iverskaya Mother of God

CYRILLIC MAKER'S MARK MI, MOSCOW, 1851

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A Russian Jeweled Silver-Gilt Icon of the Iverskaya Mother of God
Cyrillic maker's mark MI, Moscow, 1851
Traditionally painted, the silver-gilt oklad with elaborate applied foliate repoussé border, and enamel plaque, with richly engraved garment for the Virgin and simple tunic for the Christ child, the halos with ruby and emerald set borders, fully marked
14 x 11½ in. (35.5 x 29.2 cm.)