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Two-Handled Kovsh
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Two-Handled Kovsh

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Description This type of two handled kovsh (often used as a serving bowl), like the single-handled variety, was made in wood in northern Russia and throughout the Scandinavian countries. Such a large object was surely made as a presentation piece. The sides of this kovsh have enameled panels imitating lobes of the kind found on many silver bowls. Each contains a stylized floral design in multi-colored enamel. Vari-colored cabochon stones are set in the floral ornament forming the border. The two handles with amethysts set in them are supported by winged cockerels.
  • A Millennium of Christianity: Russian Art from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
  • Russian Enamels. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996-1997.
Provenance Mrs. Sarah D. Azrael [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1985, by bequest.
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Sara D. Azrael, 1985

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silver, filigree enamel, cabochon hardstones (including amethysts)
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H: 8 1/4 x W: 22 1/16 x D: 9 13/16 in. (21 x 56 x 25 cm)
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