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MINIATURE KOVSH

Made by: Fabergé (Firm)

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

In the bottom of the kovsh's bowl is set a silver coin of Elizabeth I (1747). There is a beaded band below the rim and on the prow are the engraved dates 1885 9/I 1900 commemorating a fifteenth anniversary or birthday: January 9, 1885-1900. On the handle is an openwork design of leaves set with a small emerald and cabochon ruby.

Object name:
MINIATURE KOVSH
Made from:
Silver gilt -- emerald -- ruby
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1899-1908
Size:
4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.161
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK: Kokoshnik facing left for 1899 -1908 and 88 silver standard with Ia.L. in Cyrillic for St. Petersburg assaymaster Iakov Lapunov, Maker's mark A.N for Anders Nevalainen [under handle] MARK: 88; swan [French import mark] DATE 1885 9/I 1900 [On kovsh] INSCRIPTION 1747 / ПОЛ 8 ПОЛТИННИ[?]Ъ / Б.М.ЕЛИСАБЕТЪ.I.ИМП: ИСАМОД: ВСЕ РОСС. [On coin] SCRATCH NUMBER 5758 [On handle, near rim]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973