Description At one end of the kovsh is a lip for pouring and at the other, a flat, horizontal handle. The exterior is enameled in a rich violet. A pair of juxtaposed blossoms appears under the lip and beneath the handle. They are in painted enamel in white, yellow, and blue. The remaining decoration is composed of tendrils and blossoms in green, red, yellow, and blue enamel.
Provenance Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2010, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Maker's mark] In Cyrillic: MS; [Symbols] circular kokoshnik left, IL (for Ivan Lebedkin, Moscow assay master), 84
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010
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