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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. The kovsh was sent by Pottier to Henry Walters in 1930.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/24/1959Treatmentcleaned; coated
1/23/1988Treatmentcleaned
1/23/1988Examinationexamined for condition
2/28/2002Treatmentexamined for condition; other
Exhibitions
  • 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 Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions May 6, 1911
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1911
Medium
nephrite, silver, gold, diamonds, rubies
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1076
Measurements
4 1/8 x 12 5/8 in. (10.5 x 32.1 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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