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Kovsh


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Both faces of the plique-à-jour kovsh incorporate oval images of a swan in an aquatic setting flanked by large blossoms in blue, red, and violet enamel. The background throughout is in a light yellow color. Beneath the handle and prow are bands of stylized dark and light blue floral motifs with red leaves. The bottom of the kovsh is occupied by a red crayfish, enclosed in a blue background in plique-à-jour enamel. Bordering the kovsh's rim is a band of light blue circles alternating with pairs of raised silver dots. The silver gilding handle bears raised, opaque vegetal motifs in dark and light blue, green, violet, white and red filigree enamel. The kovsh's "prow" and foot are in plain silver gilding.
Provenance Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2010, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Mark] On rim of foot: kokoshnik right, delta, 84, AO
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010

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Period
1909-1917
Medium
silver gilding, plique-à-jour and painted filigree enamel
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.782
Measurements
H: 2 5/8 x W with handle and tip: 5 13/16 x D: 3 1/2 in. (6.7 x 14.8 x 8.9 cm)
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