A monumental parcel-gilt kovsh in Art Nouveau stylemaster's mark in Cyrillic 'PL' probably for Petr Loskutov, Moscow, 1908-1917

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Lot 158*
A monumental parcel-gilt kovsh in Art Nouveau style
master's mark in Cyrillic 'PL' probably for Petr Loskutov, Moscow, 1908-1917

Sold for £ 25,062 (US$ 32,947) inc. premium
A monumental parcel-gilt kovsh in Art Nouveau style
master's mark in Cyrillic 'PL' probably for Petr Loskutov, Moscow, 1908-1917
oval form with exaggerated spout imitating the bow of a sail boat, with an elaborate angular handle with two openings on top; sides with fine repoussé stems of stylized poppy flowers and fan-shaped carnations set with emerald-green chrysoprase and honey-coloured citrine cabochon stones, all against stippled silver ground; oval stand elevated on four bracket feet; impressive handle with angled top features identical carnation on top and cascades down as a scroll featuring angular terminal with carnation on the bottom, gilded interior, 84 standard
length: 32.8cm (12 7/8in); height: 29.8cm (11 3/4in).

Footnotes

  • Present lot offered with expertise from Galina Smorodinova, Senior Curator of the Silver and metal department, State Historical museum, Moscow, 02.27.2019.


    One of the splendid examples of the Art Nouveau style in silver manufacturing in Russia in the early 20th century. The kovsh luxurious decor of curved sinuous lines, organic shapes, beautifully rendered flowers is a lesson on classic rendition of the style's infatuation with nature and unrestrained elegance.
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