Description Given that both kovshi (with 44.795) have the identical inventory numbers and similar patterns of ornament, these shallow kovshi have been treated as a pair even though their color schemes vary. The central figure in the bowl of each is an eagle-like creature endowed with two pairs of wings as well as talons. Vines and foliage are intertwined within their wings and feet. They are bordered by blue bands with slightly varying decorative designs. Circumscribing the upper portion of the kovshi are bands of floral designs and dots in plique-à-jour enamel.
Provenance Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2010, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Maker's mark] Under handle in Cyrillic: Ikh; [Symbols] kokoshnik left, 88, IL (for Ivan Lebedkin, Moscow assay master), circular kokoshnik left; [Inventory number] 1467c, with indecipherable script
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010
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