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"Kovsh" with Imperial Eagle

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The "kovsh" is a drinking vessel that traces its origins to a medieval wooden boat-shaped ladle. This example is made with Siberian jade or nephrite. It was intended to be an imperial piece, but was never delivered.
Date Description Narrative
7/24/1959Treatmentcleaned; coated
1/23/1988Examinationexamined for condition
2/28/2002Treatmentexamined for condition; other
  • Russian Art: Icons and Decorative Arts from the Origin to the Twentieth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1959-1960.
  • A Millennium of Christianity: Russian Art from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
  • The FabergĂ© Menagerie. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus; Portland Art Museum, Portland. 2003-2004.
Provenance Acquired by Alexandre Polovtsoff (Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Polovtsov), Paris; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Date] May 6, 1911
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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nephrite, silver, gold, diamonds, rubies
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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H: 4 1/8 x W: 12 5/8 in. (10.5 x 32.1 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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