Description Pinned to the kovsh's interior is an oval medallion enclosed in a green neoclassical border. Portrayed against a white ground is a black Imperial Russian eagle with translucent red crowns and a yellow orb and scepter. Translucent enamel is also used for the red crest bearing the monogram of Peter I. The kokoshnik-shaped handle is decorated with strapwork, blossoms, and vines in opaque green, white black and translucent red enamel raised over a stippled gilt ground. On the exterior of the bowl, the enameling is limited to a border of green circles and some formal strapwork enclosing stylized blossoms in blue, red, green, and black over a white ground.
Provenance Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C., October 26, 2002, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2010, by bequest. ** or Juvel of Kunst, Copenhagen; Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C., December 17, 1970, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2010, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Marks] On base in Cyrillic: GP. Grachev with Imperial warrant, Ya L (for Yakor Lyapunov, St. Petersburg assay master); [Symbols] kokoshnik left, 88, French swan import mark
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010
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