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Kovsh with Detail from "A Boyar Wedding Feast"

Made by: Fabergé __Firm ||Rückert, Fedor __Workmaster

Currently in storage

About this object

Shape copies a very early type of kovsh. The handle takes the form of a fantastic animal head. Outside surface and handle are covered with filigree enamel of dark muted colors with elaborate wire-work.The painted enamel miniature on the front shows a detail of the bridal couple from Konstantin Makovskii's painting "A Boyar Wedding Feast."

Object name:
Drinking Vessel
Made from:
Silver gilt -- enamel
Made in:
RUSSIA: Moscow
Date made:
H. 3 1/2 in., W. 4 in.
overall __8.89 CM __10.16 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK __kokoshnik, kokoshnik facing right with 88 with delta for Moscow 1908-1917, signed K. Faberge with double headed eagle for imperial warrant, scratch mark 32770 __on bottom
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Exhibitions: Hammer Galleries, 1952
Fabergé in America, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Feb. 16, 1996 - May 11, 1997, New York, Richmond, New Orleans and Cleveland.
Konstantin Makovsky: The Tsar's Painter. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. Feb 14 - Jun 11, 2016
Peter Carl Fabergé, Imperial Court Jeweler, 1846-1920, Hammer Galleries, NY. March 28 - April 28, 1951.
A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum. Organized by Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 1998-2000
Featured in publication:
Odom, Anne. Fabergé at Hillwood. Edited by Nancy Eickel. The Hillwood Collection Series. Washington, D.C.: Hillwood Museum and Gardens, 1998.
Odom, Anne and Liana Paredes Arend. A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum. Edited by Nancy Eickel. Alexandria, VA: Art Services International, 1998.