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Sandpiper Kovsh
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Sandpiper Kovsh

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Description The kovsh is formed as a sandpiper with its head as the prow and its tail serving as the handle. Its beak, head, and neck are decorated with abstract floral motifs in orange, green, violet, and pale blue over a pale mauve ground. Small garnets suggest the eyes. On the body, there are eight oval shapes with schematized blossoms.
  • Old Russian Enamels. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. 1987.
Provenance Sale, Early Auction Company, Milford, Ohio, October 22-23, 1979; purchased by Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C., 1979; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 2010.
Inscriptions [Marks] On base: 6MA, kokoshnik right, 88, delta; [Mark] On inner face of foot: 6MA
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010

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silver gilding, painted and filigree enamel, cabochon garnets
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H: 5 3/4 x W: 9 7/8 x D: 4 3/8 in. (14.6 x 25.1 x 11.1 cm)
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