A shaded enamel and silver gilt kovsh Fabergé, workmaster Feodor Ruckert, Moscow, 1908-1917, with scratched inventory number 20244
Lot 232
A shaded enamel and silver-gilt kovsh Fabergé, workmaster Feodor Rückert, Moscow, 1908-1917, with scratched inventory number 20244
Sold for £168,000 (US$ 262,886) inc. premium

Lot Details
A shaded enamel and silver-gilt kovsh
Fabergé, workmaster Feodor Rückert, Moscow, 1908-1917, with scratched inventory number 20244
the bulbous kovsh with high curving handle enriched with geometric and blue floral motifs against red band at rim and green and white ground below, the handle underside with engraved Cyrillic dedication inscription below crowned monogram 'To Sophia Hilarionovna Demidova from the Russian Colony, 1921-1931, Athens-Pireaus', 88 standard
height: 18cm (7in).

Footnotes

  • Countess Sophia Hilarionovna Vorontsova-Dashkova married Count Elim Demidov, of the famously wealthy industrial family in 1893. He served as Imperial Russia's last Ambassador to Greece and both remained at the epicentre of White Russian life after the Revolution and up until their deaths in exile in Athens. In 1923, Count Demidov was instrumental in arranging the marriage of his nephew Prince Paul of Yugoslavia to Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark.
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