a silver-gilt and enamel liqueur set Pavel Ovchinnikov, with Imperial Warrant, Moscow, c. 1895

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Lot 138*
a silver-gilt and enamel liqueur set
Pavel Ovchinnikov, with Imperial Warrant, Moscow, c. 1895

£ 40,000 - 60,000
US$ 53,000 - 79,000
a silver-gilt and enamel liqueur set
Pavel Ovchinnikov, with Imperial Warrant, Moscow, c. 1895
comprising: baluster-shaped decanter with stopper, six small tumblers and a shaped circular tray raised on bun feet; all enamelled with varicoloured scrolling foliate and geometric ornaments within bands of blue, red or turquoise beds against stippled gilded ground; one roundel on the tray finely engraved with coat of arms of Montenegro, 88 standard (8)
diameter of tray: 28.6cm (11 1/4in); height of decanter: 24.8cm (9 3/4in); height of cup: 4.8cm (1 7/8in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Sotheby's New York, Russian Works of Art, 30 November 1972, lot 109
    Lyon & Turnbull, London, Sale of the Chen Collection, 23 November 2008, lot 88
    Acquired at the above by present owner


    Coat of arms of Montenegro depicts a double-headed eagle with a shield on its breast engraved with a lion; the talons holding a sceptre and orb. The Principality achieved its sovereign status after the Russian army defeated the Ottoman armies in 1878.
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a silver-gilt and enamel liqueur set Pavel Ovchinnikov, with Imperial Warrant, Moscow, c. 1895
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