A Russian silver and cloisonné enamel icon of Christ Pantocrator, Ovchinnikov, Moscow, circa 1890. The cover with a border of half-columns enameled with stylized scrolling vines in turquoise, red, and cornflower blue, the four corners with red and white rosettes, the figure of Christ with stamped and chased silver robes pierced to reveal his hands, the right blessing the viewer and the left holding open the Gospels to a verse proclaiming salvation through His new covenant, his crown enameled with conforming ornament, surmounted by a suspension ring, the reverse with a French inscription in ink reading Mars 1890 Moscou, struck with firm’s initials and 84 standard. 2 x 1 7/8 in. (5.2 x 4.7 cm).
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