Description This kovsh is restrained in design and decoration. The exterior is enameled in a green and pearly white fish-scale pattern with each scale engraved to delineate veins. Its border is mounted with three circular amethysts set on silver squares. On the upper surface of the handle, a symmetrical pattern of silver leaves and vines has been applied to the translucent green enamel over a guilloché surface. A large oval amethyst with framed with white enamel ovals is mounted on the handle.
Provenance Leo Kaplan, New York; Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C., March 6, 1981, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2010, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Marks] On base: A.N., crossed anchors and scepter, 88; [Inventory number] 2425
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010
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