Description This remarkable example of plique-à-jour enameling has flaring walls decorated in a red scale pattern in which three blue, oval medallions have been incorporated. Within these, in floral settings, appear the following: a Kievan princess leaning on a baluster, perhaps awaiting her lover; a musician playing a balalaika, and a woman waving a scarf. In the base is a plique-à-jour moth.
Provenance Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2010, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Mark] On top rim: Kokoshnik right, delta, 84; [Mark] On base rim: circular Kokoshnik right, and obscured mark
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010
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