Description Working from the outer edge inward, a border of leaf patterns in blue and green plique-à-jour enamel is followed by a band of bright blue translucent enamel over a guilloché enamel mechanically engraved with a zigzag pattern. Next is a section in a scale pattern in light and dark olive rendered in champlevé enamel. Painted in the center is a wealthy maiden wearing a jeweled, kokoshnik-shaped headdress, four strands of pearls, and a fur stole. This young woman, perhaps a bride, holds a pink rose and is posed against a landscape with a castle in the background.
Provenance Acquired by Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C.; by beques to Walters Art Museum, 2010.
Inscriptions [Symbols] circular kokoshnik, kokoshnik right with delta and 84, IKh in Cyrillic, partially obscured
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010
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