A gem-set silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel presentation kovsh11th Artel, Moscow 1908-1917, retailed by Iosef Marshak

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Lot 102
A gem-set silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel presentation kovsh
11th Artel, Moscow 1908-1917, retailed by Iosef Marshak

Sold for £ 41,250 (US$ 51,490) inc. premium
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A gem-set silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel presentation kovsh
11th Artel, Moscow 1908-1917, retailed by Iosef Marshak
the wide bulbous body partly lobed, the surface richly decorated with varicoloured foliate and wirework motifs against stippled ground, the border and hook handle enriched with shaded flowerheads and strapwork motifs, applied at intervals with chrysoprase and garnet cabochons, 84 standard
length with handle: 30.8cm (12 1/8 in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Acquired by Joseph Samuel Baker, from Joseph Baker and Sons Co, England in Russia, c. 1924
    Thence by descent

    Joseph Samuel Baker was the founder of a successful company that manufactured bread making equipment. During the First World War his ovens were used in the fields. Member of a Quaker family, he believed in doing charity work and providing much needed assistance. He traveled to the Soviet Russia to provide equipment for bread making at a time when Soviet Russian experienced a series of famines and shortage of bread. It was during this visit that the present kovsh was purchased in Russia.
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A gem-set silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel presentation kovsh11th Artel, Moscow 1908-1917, retailed by Iosef Marshak
A gem-set silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel presentation kovsh11th Artel, Moscow 1908-1917, retailed by Iosef Marshak
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