A large Russian gilded silver & plique-à-jour enamel beaker, Ovchinnikov, Moscow, circa 1895. Of tapering cylindrical form, the body decorated with panels depicting flower heads & foliage against a blue ground within white beaded borders, between scenes of brightly colored tropical birds, pheasants, firebirds, & a man with a mustache dressed in yellow robes, with twisted cable rims, on a domed circular foot with a brightly colored band within beaded borders. Inscribed “Made by P. Ovchinnikov & Sons” on the underside of foot. Height 5 1/8” (13 cm).
Provenance: Sotheby’s New York, December 14/15, 1983, lot 485.
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