Description In this tour-de-force of enameling, Khlebnikov displays a range of techniques. Painted in the center in glossy enamel is a sumptuously attired 17th-century falconer with his bird of prey. Beyond is a palace tower. This image is bordered by three bands of scale patterns in dark, mid, and light blue champlevé enamel followed by a band of scarlet en plein enamel over a wavy guilloché ground and beyond is a border of stylized flowers blue and red blossoms and yellowish green foliage in plique-à-jour enamel.
- Old Russian Enamels. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. 1987.
Provenance Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C.; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 2010.
Inscriptions [Maker's mark] On face of plate in Cyrillic: IK; [Symbols] kokoshnik delta, head facing right, 88
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010
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