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Kovsh
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Kovsh


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Centered in the kovsh's bowl is a full-length, crowned, double-headed Russian eagle with its wings extended and its feathers painted in various colors. Scrolling foliage and large stylized, Usolsk-type blossoms are shown against an opaque olive green ground. Along the edge of the rim and around the foot are rows of white circles. The flat, horizontal handle is adorned with a painted, crowned Sirin with outstretched wings as well as a few scrolls.
Provenance Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2010, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Symbols] On rim of foot: kokoshnik right, alpha; [Marks] In Cyrillic: Ssh, Soviet Latvian mark with 875 (silver standard 84 zolotniks), head in circle left; [Marks] On base: overstruck illegible mark over 1894, Russian eagle, illegible rectangular mark; [Mark] On reverse of handle, illegible Russian eagle (?) in circle
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010

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Period
1894
Medium
silver gilt, painted and opaque filigree enamel
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.980
Measurements
H: 3 1/16 x W: 6 3/4 x D: 3 7/8 in. (7.8 x 17.2 x 9.8 cm)
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