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A monumental Russian gem-set silver punchbowl and ladle, Mikhail Tarasov, Moscow, 1908-1917
Estimate
175,000225,000
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A monumental Russian gem-set silver punchbowl and ladle, Mikhail Tarasov, Moscow, 1908-1917
Estimate
175,000225,000
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A monumental Russian gem-set silver punchbowl and ladle, Mikhail Tarasov, Moscow, 1908-1917
in the Russian Style, the punchbowl of kovsh form with borders and handle chased and repoussé with stylized flowers and scrolling vines reminiscent of 17th-century Russian enamels, the front applied with later gem-set monogram in a circular reserve, the raised, ogee-shaped handle set with cabochon rhodonite and lapis, the ladle with conforming ornament, 84 standard
16 1/2 x 14 1/8 x 20 in., 41.9 x 35.9 x 50.8 cm
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Catalogue Note

The Moscow workshop of Mikhail Ivanovich Tarasov is best known for works in the so-called Russian Style, particularly highly detailed scenes of Russian medieval heroes that would have harmonized well with an interior hung with works by painters such as Vasnetsov and Rerikh, as well as other artists and designers crafting modern works drawing from Russian fairy tales, byliny, and medieval literature. The firm also produced richly chased vessels with floral ornament drawn from 17th-century enamels, of which the offered lot is a particularly fine example. Important examples of the firm’s work are held in the State Historical Museum (O. Strugova, ed., Russkii stil, Moscow, 1999, p. 195) and the Kremlin Museums. Regrettably, little is known about Tarasov and his workshop; the firm is known to have been active at least between 1905 and 1914 and perhaps slightly longer.

Important Russian Works of Art, European Silver, and Vertu

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