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KOVSH

Currently in storage


About this object

Oval body with flat base and shaped rim of the bowl, with raised prow and a handle formed as a stylized horse. Horse head with long curved neck is shaped to form a scroll support for the kovsh. Decorated in Neo-Russian style with scrolls, circles, triangles and other geometric motifs. Enameled in pastel grey, blue, purple and brown. Partial border of green dots is around the bottom. Red stone cabochon with plain gilded rim accents the outline of the horse neck.

Object name:
KOVSH
Made from:
Silver gilt -- enamel -- semi-precious stones
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
1908-1917
Size:
3 1/2 × 5 15/16 × 3 5/8 in. (8.9 × 15.1 × 9.2 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
15.228
Signature marks:
mark Khlebnikov on bottom with Imperial Warrant mark Kokoshnik facing right for 1908-1917, delta for Moscow, 88 silver content. on bottom mark kokoshnik on bottom a second Kokoshnik by itself
Credit line:
Museum Purchase, 1998